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Chris NelsonREPRepublican Public Utilities Commissioner
58
Years of Age
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Years of Experience
SDResidence (state)

Chris Nelson (born August 18, 1964) is an American politician serving as a member of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission. Nelson had previously served as Secretary of State of South Dakota from 2003 to 2011. A Republican, he was a candidate to become U.S. Representative from South Dakota's At-large congressional district in 2010, but lost to Kristi Noem in the Republican primary.

Education3 - 3 of 1
South Dakota State University
BS Animal Science
1987
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Commissioner
Public Utilities Commission, State of South Dakota
2011
Public Utilities Commissioner
2011
Secretary of State
South Dakota
2002 - 2011
Member
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
Vice-Chair
Public Utilities Commission, State of South Dakota, present
State Election Supervisor
South Dakota Secretary of State
1989 - 2002
Uniform Commercial Code Supervisor
South Dakota Secretary of State
1987 - 1989
Farmer
1981 - Current
Other Experience1 - 2 of 2
Member
NARUC Task Force on Federalism and Telecommunications
Member
Board of Advisers, National Governors Association Representative, United States Election Assistance Commission
2005