About the Commissioners

The SCC's commissioners are elected by the General Assembly for six-year terms. The terms are staggered in increments of two years. Working full-time, the commissioners direct the work of the SCC with the expertise of a staff of nearly 675.
Jehmal T. Hudson

Jehmal T. Hudson* - Judge Hudson is serving in his first term at the Virginia State Corporation Commission. In this role, he is one of three Commissioners regulating utilities, insurance, state-chartered financial institutions, securities, retail franchising, and the newly enacted Virginia Health Benefit Exchange.
Prior to being elected to the Commission, Judge Hudson was Vice President of Government Affairs at the National Hydropower Association. He was a regulatory practitioner for 10 years managing public policy issues at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, where he held several roles including Director of Government Affairs. In that role, he worked closely with attorneys and policymakers to carry out the agency’s mission to assist consumers in obtaining reliable, safe, secure, and economically efficient energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means, and collaborative efforts.
As a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), in December 2021, Judge Hudson was appointed as chairman of the Select Committee on Regulatory and Industry Diversity and is a member of the NARUC Board of Directors. Judge Hudson earned his B.A. from Adelphi University, his J.D. from Vermont Law School, and his LL.M. in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Judith Williams Jagdmann

Judith Williams Jagdmann - Judy Jagdmann is currently serving her third term as a Commissioner on the Virginia State Corporation Commission, regulating the utilities, insurance, banking and securities industries. Recently, the Virginia Health Benefit Exchange was added to the SCC's jurisdiction. In 2005, the Virginia General Assembly unanimously elected her Attorney General. Previously, she served as Virginia’s Deputy Attorney General for Civil Litigation, a position that included the Anti-trust and Utility Consumer Counsel Divisions.
Jagdmann holds leadership posts in several national organizations. She currently serves as President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. Past NARUC positions include leading the Electricity Committee and the Task Force on Military Workforce Development. She also serves on the Advisory Council Executive Committee of the Electric Power Research Institute and the Executive Committee for the Critical Consumer Issues Forum.
Regional leadership includes serving as President of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (2017-18) and as the Virginia member of the Organization of PJM States, Inc.
Admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court and 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, Jagdmann also is a member of the National Association of Attorneys General and the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference. She often teaches energy policy and regulation at Virginia law schools, including the University of Virginia School of Law, as an adjunct faculty member.
A native of Virginia, Jagdmann is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Richmond School of Law.



*Current chair. The position rotates annually among the three members on February 1.

Commissioners since SCC's Inception in 1903:

Beverley T. Crump (1903-1907)
Henry C. Stuart (1903-1908)
Henry Fairfax (1903-1905)
Joseph E. Willard (1905-1910)
Robert R. Prentis (1907-1916)
William F. Rhea (1908-1925)
J.R. Wingfield (1910-1918)
C.B. Garnett (1910-1918)
Alexander Forward (1918-1923)
Robert E. Williams (1918-1919)
S.L. Lupton (1918-1919)
Berkley D. Adams (1919-1928)
Oscar L. Shewmake (1923-1924)
H. Lester Hooker (1924-1972)
Louis S. Epes (1925-1929)
William Meade Fletcher (1928-1943)
George C. Peery (1929-1933)
Thomas W. Ozlin (1933-1944)
Harvey B. Apperson (1944-1947)
Robert O. Norris (1944-1944)
L. McCarthy Downs (1944-1949)
W. Marshall King (1947-1957)
Ralph T. Catterall (1949-1973)
Jesse W. Dillon (1957-1972)
Preston C. Shannon (1972-1996)
Junie L. Bradshaw (1972-1985)
Thomas P. Harwood, Jr. (1973-1992)
Elizabeth B. Lacy (1985-1988)
Theodore V. Morrison, Jr. (1989-2007)
Hullihen Williams Moore (1992-2004)
Clinton Miller (1996-2006)
James C. Dimitri (2008-2018)
Patricia L. West (2019-2020)
Mark C. Christie (2004-2021)
Angela L. Navarro (2021-2022)