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Elliott F. Elam, Jr.

ElamLexington, SC

Second District: All of Barnwell, Lexington, and Aiken, as well as parts of Orangeburg and Richland.

Assumed Commissionership July 1, 2014

Term Ended February 6th, 2019

Member, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)

  • Member, NARUC Telecommunications Act Modernization Task Force
  • Member, NARUC Committee on Telecommunications

Member, Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (SEARUC)

Member, Federal-State Joint Conference on Advanced Telecommunications Services

Education:District 2

University of South Carolina Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1984

University of South Carolina Masters in Public Administration, 1988

University of South Carolina Juris Doctorate, 1988

Graduate of the South Carolina Executive Institute, 2006 

Professional Experience:

Employed for 27 years by the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs as a law clerk, staff attorney, and Consumer Advocate. 

Represented utility ratepayers before the Public Service Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Federal Communications Commission as well as state and federal courts for over 17 years.

Represented insurance ratepayers for 25 years before the Department of Insurance.

Served on:

South Carolina's Telecommunications Relay Service Advisory Committee

National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates Telecommunications Committee

South Carolina Safe Drinking Water Advisory Committee

South Carolina State Health Planning Committee

South Carolina State Energy Advisory Committee

South Carolina Reinsurance Facility



Born in Orangeburg, SC, native of North Augusta, SC

Wife – the former Mary Connell of Sumter, SC

One child