Commissioner Rod Johnson - District 4 - Vice-Chair


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Professional Career:
  • Elected to the Public Service Commission in 1992, reelected 1998, 2004 and 2010, Chairman 1996, 2007, 2012
  • Member of the Nebraska Legislature from 1983-1992
  • Legislative Aide from 1981 to 1982
  • Involved in the operation of the Johnson family farm located near Harvard
Current Member:
  • National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC):
    • Current Member, Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment
    • Past Member, Committee on Water
    • Past Member, Committee on Communications
  • Mid-America Regulatory Conference (MARC)
Former Member:
  • Nebraska Legislature, Agriculture and Environment Committee, 1985-1986
  • Nebraska Legislature, Agriculture Committee, 1987-1990
  • Nebraska Legislature, Natural Resources Committee, 1991-1992
  • Chairman, Nebraska Legislature's Agriculture and Environment Committee, 1985-1986
  • National Conference of State Legislatures standing committee on Agriculture, Food Policy, and Rural Development
  • Alternate delegate, Republican National Convention, 1988 and 1992
  • Participant in the Council of State Government's Toll Fellow Honorary Leadership Program, 1986
  • Nebraska delegate to the Multi-State Legislators Agricultural Crisis meeting in Washington, DC
Honors and Awards:
  • Named Soil and Water Conservation Steward by the Nebraska Natural Resources Commission and Amicus Studentium by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Nebraska

Graduated from Harvard (Nebraska) High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree in History and Political Science from Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln.

Personal Data:

Born in Hastings, Nebraska, August 18, 1957. Married Lisa Leininger, June 1, 1984; two children: Alexa and Kyle.

Nebraska Public Service Commission

1200 N Street, Suite 300, Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: 402-471-3101
Toll Free: 1-800-526-0017 (NE Only)
TDD: 402-471-0213
Fax: 402-471-0254

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