President, NARUC Commissioners Emeritus
Edward Salmon is President, NARUC Commissioners Emeritus.
PUF’s Steve Mitnick: Ed, give us a sense of the amazing career that you have had, and are still having, in utility regulation and policy.
Ed Salmon: I have been blessed to have had a threefold career in education, government and the private sector. In my twenty-six years in government, I held the offices of mayor, freeholder director of Cumberland County, assemblyman in the New Jersey State Legislature, and served as a member of the governor’s cabinet as president of the Board of Public Utilities.
My time as mayor, freeholder, and assemblyman provided me with a great opportunity to help enhance policy that had to do with utilities, their regulations and their policies. For example, as a freeholder I helped build consensus to site New Jersey’s first ever solid waste landfill. In the Assembly, I sponsored legislation that affected the state’s short-term and long-term competitiveness.
At the Board of Public Utilities, I led the team that was responsible for creating, implementing and overseeing public policy that affected all the New Jersey investor-owned utilities. That included telecommunications, cable, electric, gas, water and wastewater.