This November, New Mexicans have the opportunity to choose a person for the Public Regulation Commission who has decades of experience in public policy. We need a person who does their homework, shows up on time and is prepared to have a discussion on the agenda topics.
Her name is Janice Arnold-Jones. Janice Arnold-Jones has a long career as a policy maker and advocate for our community. She is known for her ability to organize and to help others “connect the dots”. Janice has always been an advocate for transparency and good government. Janice Arnold-Jones’ best asset is her attention to detail. Her due diligence is impressive to all who know her.
But how would her qualities make her a good NM PRC Commissioner?
Simply, the Public Regulation Commission is a group of elected officials who protect rate payers in relation to regulated utilities, telecom, water and wastewater, and transportation companies like moving, towing and taxis.
The PRC is interesting because it is a blend of many parts of our state government: judicial plus legislative plus executive.
Throughout Janice’s long career, she has held positions that will add expertise to the PRC table including four terms as a legislator where Janice served on the Tax and Revenue Committee, Voters and Elections Committee and several interim committees including the Information Technology Oversight Committee.
It is a balance! The PRC protects the public interest and the rate payer’s right to clean, safe, adequate, and reliable services at reasonable rates. The PRC also ensures all regulated industries have the right to a reasonable return on investment and the ability to attract capital.
The PRC’s goal is to make sure our most essential industries are good neighbors to the citizens of our state.
The PRC is an important, powerful body that impacts the lives of all New Mexicans. It is time to elect a commissioner with experience and a history of ethical service to help New Mexico move forward. It is time to elect Janice Arnold-Jones – Public Regulation Commission – District 1.