The Corporation Commission is responsible for ensuring safe, reliable, and affordable utility service. I am committed to holding our utilities accountable to their customers. Our Commission will not continue to allow poorly operated utilities to harm consumers. To that end, in March I proposed that the Commission consider immediately appointing an interim manager for Johnson Utilities, a water and wastewater utility serving customers in San Tan Valley.
Our Commission is also responsible for regulating the sale of securities. Financial fraud is a serious concern for the citizens of Arizona. I have been tough on financial crime requiring fraudulent actors to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution to the investors they defrauded. I have encouraged a great working relationship between our Commission and the Arizona Attorney General’s office to facilitate the prosecution of white collar criminals.