Candidate profiles: Public Regulation Commission

Kevin Wilson

An open race for the state’s Public Regulation Commission is on November’s general election ballot.

The race is between Patrick Lyons, a former state senator and the current state land commissioner, and longtime business owner Stephanie L. Dubois of Tularosa.

The PRC regulates utilities, telecommunications, motor carriers and insurance industries to ensure fair and reasonable rates, and to assure reasonable and adequate services to the public as provided by law.

Departments under the PRC’s umbrella include the State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Firefighter Training Academy, Pipeline Safety and the registration of all corporations doing business in New Mexico.

Lyons, a 1974 graduate of Clovis High School, is running as a Republican. DuBois is running as a Democrat.

Candidates were asked the same questions in short interviews with Freedom New Mexico.