The Public Regulation Commission (PRC) on a 4-1 vote approved a PNM rate increase that went into effect April 1, 2010. Commissioner Jason Marks was the lone vote in opposition to the rate increase. The rate hike would impact residential users only.
While all of the other public regulation commissioners voted to increase rates on low income and middle class families in this state Commissioner Marks stood his ground and voted to protect the voting public. We here in Bernalillo County are lucky to have a commissioner who is open, honest, and works hard for the public.
Commissioner Marks has always been willing to speak to voters and listens careful with a keen interest in protecting the voters while being fair to the utilities. There has never even been a hint of scandal when it comes to our public regulation commissioner. We could use another 4 other individuals with his talents and honesty on that board in the near future.