A Day at the Indiana URC
Jim Huston is the chair of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.
It was May when the PUF team traveled to Indianapolis and received a warm welcome at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. Commissioners and Staff educated us about Indy, also known as Circle City, as the statehouse was planned around Monument Circle. It's reminiscent of Washington, and not surprising as a surveyor for Pierre L'Enfant, who designed our nation's capital city, with its many traffic circles, helped design the Indy town plan.
PUF's Lori Burkhart: You're not elected. How did your career lead you to this role?
Chair Huston: I've been in public service ever since I graduated from Ball State. My first job in government was traveling with Governor Orr in the early '80s, and since then, I've held a number of different positions throughout government.
I worked for a member of Congress, Steve Buyer, who was a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. I was his District Director, so I got to do a lot of work with stakeholders — both energy consumers and energy producers — when he was a member.