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Comer H. "Randy" Randall

RandallClinton, S.C.

Third District: All of Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, Abbeville, Laurens, Greenwood, McCormick, Edgefield, and Saluda, as well as parts of Newberry and Greenville.District 3

Assumed Commissionership July 1, 2013

Term ended June 30, 2020

Spouse:  Kimberly Byers Randall

Two daughters, and four grandchildren


Member, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
Member, NARUC Committee on Gas, 2013-2014
     - Co-Vice Chair, NARUC Committee on Water, 2014-present
     - Member, NARUC Sub-Committee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal
     - Member, NARUC Task Force on Military Workforce

Member, Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (SEARUC)


Presbyterian College, 1975, Bachelor of Science
          - Two year letter winner in basketball
University of Georgia, 1979, Master of Education
          - Graduate Assistant

Additional Education:

Graduate of the American Public Power Association, Washington Institute, 2006
SC Institute of Government for Municipal Elected Officials
Graduate of SC Economic Development School, 2006
          - Served as the opening speaker for SCEDS in 2007
          - Served as group facilitator for the next two years for SCEDS classes
National Regulatory Research Institute - Electricity Training - August 2013
55th Annual Regulatory Studies Program
Institute of Public Utilities - Michigan State University - August 2013
NARUC Utility Rate School - October 2013
NARUC Utility Rate School Faculty Member - October 2017 - Present
NARUC New Commissioner Training - February 2014
National Judicial College Training - December 2014
NARUC Grid School - March 2015

Elected & Utility Experience:

Mayor, City of Clinton, 2003 - 2013

Clinton City Council, 1993 - 2003
The City of Clinton runs its own electric utility, water utility and wastewater collection utility.  
   - SC Association of Municipal Power Systems (SCAMPS)
   - Clinton Economic Development Corporation

Piedmont Municipal Power Agency Board (PMPA), 2004 - 2013, (Chair 2010 - 2013)
PMPA is a ten city joint action agency providing electricity to the cities of Abbeville, Clinton, Easley, Gaffney, Greer, Laurens, Newberry, Rock Hill, Union and Westminster.  The PMPA board conducts business and sets rates for the agency.  As Chairman of the Agency, Randy also participated in presentations to Moody's, Fitch and Standard and Poor in New York to insure that our bonds were rated fairly.

American Public Power Association Policy Makers Council (APPA-PMC), 2006 - 2013
The APPA-PMC is a group of elected officials selected nationally to represent Public Power on energy issues with the White House and Congress.

  • National Chair, 2011 - 2012
  • Board of Directors, 2011 - 2012

Clinton Newberry Natural Gas Authority (CNNGA), Chairman, 2003 - 2013
CNNGA is a special purpose district formed by the Cities of Clinton and Newberry to provide natural gas for Newberry County and the lower half of Laurens County.

Municipal Association of South Carolina, President, 2012- 2013
The Municipal Association is the statewide organization that provides services to the municipalities of SC in the areas of training, finances, public policy, and advocacy.

Upstate SC Alliance, 2007 - 2013, Executive Committee of the Board, 2012 - 2013
The Upstate SC Alliance is a ten county marketing organization for economic development that is publicly and privately funded.  Randy served on the Board of Directors on the Strategic Planning task force.

Southern Municipal Conference, Board Member, 2012 - 2013
Organization of 13 southern states from Virginia to Texas.

Public Service Commission, Elected May 1, 2013

Professional Experience:

 Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina, 1977 - 1989; 1992 - 2013

  • Executive Director, Alumni & Community Relations, 1998 - 2013
  • Director of Student Activities, 1992 - 1998
  • Director of Alumni Affairs, 1984 - 1989
  • Director of Student Activities, 1976 - 1984
  • Women's Basketball Coach, 1977 - 1984
    • Established and coached PC's first women's varsity basketball team

Other Experience:

Jacobs Press, Clinton, SC, 1990 - 1992
  Sales Representative
  - Sold high quality commercial printing in three states

Personal & Civic Service:

  • First Presbyterian Church, Clinton - Ordained Elder, Stewardship Chair, Choir, Past Deacon
  • Public Address Announcer for Presbyterian College Football for over 30 years
  • Palmetto Mastersingers, Columbia, SC 1990 - 2003, Board of Directors, 1994
    • Performances at the Koger Center, the White House, the National Cathedral, St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, St. Marc's in Venice, Austria and Hungary.
  • Laurens County Community Theatre, President, 1987 - 1988, Board of Directors,1985 - 2013
  • Dramatic Development Professional Theater Company
  • The Hospital Foundation of Self Memorial Hospital, Greenwood, S.C., Board of Visitors, 1989 - 1990
  • Piedmont Technical College, Board of Visitors, 2007 - 2009
  • Leadership Laurens County VI, 1988 - 1989
  • Clinton Rotary Club, President, 1987

Professional Associations & Activities:

  • S.C. Economic Development School and Leadership South Carolina, Speaker: 2008
  • American Public Power Association, 2004 - 2013
  • American Public Power Association Policy Maker's Council, 2005 - 2013
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, 1984 - 1989, 1998 - 2013
  • CASE Faculty Star, CASE Summer Institute in Alumni Relations, 2003
  • CASE Summer Institute in Alumni Relations Faculty, 2004
  • CASE District III, CASE District IV, Presenter, Oklahoma City, O.K., 2006
  • Academic Impressions Presenter on International Web seminar, 2006
  • South Carolina Association of Alumni Directors, Executive Committee, 1998 - 2013
  • National Association of Campus Activities, published in two different publications