Governor Abbott Appoints Hjaltman To Public Utility Commission Of Texas

~ Austin, TX - Governor Greg Abbott has announced the appointment of Courtney Hjaltman to the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) for a term that will end on September 1, 2025. The PUC is responsible for regulating the state's electric, water, wastewater, and telecommunications utility industries and providing assistance to consumers in resolving complaints.

According to Governor Abbott, Hjaltman's extensive legal expertise and long-standing service to the state make her the perfect candidate for this role. He believes that her leadership experience at the Office of Public Utility Counsel (OPUC), where she has served as Chief Executive and Public Counsel since December 2022, will ensure that Texans have access to quality utility services for years to come.

Hjaltman brings over 17 years of public service experience to her new position. She has previously served as Deputy Legislative Director for the Office of the Governor, chief of staff in the Texas House of Representatives, and a legislative staffer in the Texas Senate. She is also a graduate of The University of Texas (UT) Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs' Governor's Executive Development Program.

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In addition to her professional accomplishments, Hjaltman is an active member of various organizations such as the State Bar of Texas, Junior League of Austin, and the Pink Granite Foundation. She also serves as a mentor at her church in Austin.

Hjaltman holds a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts from UT Austin and a Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law. With her diverse background and experience in both law and public service, she is well-equipped to contribute positively towards improving utility services in Texas.

Governor Abbott expressed his excitement about working with Hjaltman to continue enhancing utility services in the state and building a better future for all Texans. With her appointment to the PUC, Hjaltman joins a team dedicated to ensuring that the needs of Texans are met when it comes to essential utility services.

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