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Perspectives on Utility Regulation by New MPUC Commissioner John Tuma

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Venue: Ramsey County Room / Landmark Center  Saint Paul, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $15.00

Deadline to Register: April 20, 2015

Join us on Wednesday, April 22, to hear perspectives on utility regulation from newly-appointed Minnesota Public Utilities Commissioner John Tuma.

Commissioner Tuma was appointed to the Public Utilities Commission by Governor Mark Dayton, effective February 2, 2015. Prior to his appointment Commissioner Tuma had many years of experience working on energy and conservation policy issues for a variety of nongovernmental organizations. He most recently served as a Government Relations Associate with Conservation Minnesota. He helped lead efforts to pass key energy legislation, including Minnesota’s Renewable Energy Standard – which garnered broad bipartisan support. He also served many other clients previously as a legislative policy liaison, most notably the Minnesota Inter-County Association covering areas of public safety and corrections.

Commissioner Tuma served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1995 to 2002, representing parts of Rice, LeSueur, Scott, and Dakota counties. During his time in the House, he served as Chair of the Crime Prevention Committee and as Vice Chair of the Local Government Committee. While in the Legislature, Tuma was an active member of Judiciary Finance, Higher Education Finance, and Environment Policy committees. Commissioner Tuma was awarded Legislator of the Year by ARC of Minnesota, the state’s largest disability organization; PACER, an organization defending the rights of the disabled in education; the Minnesota League of Conservation Voters; and the Women’s Auxiliary of the VFW.

Commissioner Tuma has practiced law in Northfield, Minnesota in the areas of workers’ compensation, criminal law, real estate, business organization and litigation, special education law, and personal injury litigation. He was Managing Attorney for Tuma and Thompson LLC from 1994 to 2001 in partnership with Minnesota Senator Dave Thompson.

Please join us for lunch beginning at Noon, followed by the program from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Box lunch will be provided.  Special meal requests need to be received no later than Friday, April 17.


Commissioner John Tuma, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE credits approved | Event Code: 203392


Section Member:  $10.00
MSBA Member not in the section: $15.00 
Non-Member:  $15.00
Law Student: Free

Remote Participation: 

Teleconferencing is not available.

Join the Public Utilities Law Section:  $32.00  MSBA members who are not members of the Public Utilities Law Section can join the section & attend this CLE for FREE.  Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact Jennifer Brask to register for this meeting at no charge.

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