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Michael Peevey


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1970 Democratic SD-04 67412 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Michael R. Peevey
Born: 1938 in New York, New York
Married: Carol Liu
Children: Three

1970s: Director of Research, California AFL-CIO
1977: Executive Director, California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance
1977-1985: Member, California State University Board of Trustees
2002-Present: President, California Public Utilities Commission
2008: As President of the CPUC, Peevey worked to support the creation of the California Institute for Climate Solutions

  • Criticism of PUC: Citing a "cozy relationship" between Peevey and PG&E, the San Jose Mercury News called for Peevey to be replaced as President of the CPUC in the aftermath of the 2010 gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno; "Californians need to be able to trust the Public Utilities Commission. Only a new president can offer assurance that fresh eyes are reviewing PUC policies and practices in light of San Bruno."

Source: "Biography page" at California Public Utilities Commission website (
Source: "Editorial: PUC president must resign", San Jose Mercury News (6/25/2011)

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