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December 30, 2014 at 7:20 PM

State Transportation Commissioner retiring; replacement named

Jeffrey Golz is retiring on Wednesday from the state Utilities and Transportation Commission, and Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Ann Rendahl, a 21-year veteran with the agency, to replace him.

The commission regulatory responsibilities include oversight of the state’s investor-owned electric and natural-gas utilities, land-line telephone companies, solid-waste haulers, and private water systems.

The commission also manages safety programs that involve pipelines, railroads, intrastate buses and trucking.

Golz is an attorney who was appointed to the commission in 2009 by Gov. Christine Gregoire for a six-year term, and served as chairman until 2013.

Golz’s successor, Rendahl, began her career as an assistant attorney general representing the commission’s regulatory staff in rate cases.

Rendahl later served more than 10 years as an administrative law judge for the commission, according to a statement released by the commission.

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