Pam Loomis is a lobbyist providing legislative and regulatory solutions for clients with interests in issues impacting energy, telecommunications, and entities regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). She combines a legal education with over 15 years of legislative experience.
Most recently, Ms. Loomis was the Director of Governmental Affairs for the CPUC, where she effectively utilized her bi-partisan relationships to advance the Commission's positions on the Renewable Portfolio Standard, electricity rate structuring reform, broadband infrastructure development, and the state budget, to name a few key issues.
Prior to the CPUC, Ms. Loomis was the Capitol Director for the Vice Chair of the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee, Senator Bill Morrow, during the 2001 state energy crisis and beyond. She worked on legislation for Senator Morrow relating to direct access, electricity standby charges, the CPUC's reasonableness review of utility bilateral contracts for electricity, power plant siting, and distributed generation.
California Public Utilities Commission. Served as point of contact for the administration, legislators, their staff, and other interested parties on state budget, legislative, and other CPUC-related issues. Developed Commission positions on legislation and advised Commissioners regarding their political and policy implications for the Legislature. During four and a half years at the CPUC, worked on legislation affecting the Commission's water ratemaking authority, safety oversight of railroad operations and crossings, licensing of limousines and charter buses, telecommunications universal service programs and funds, telecommunications consumer protections, the regulatory framework for telecommunications providers, the Renewables Portfolio Standard, Energy Agency Reorganization, the CPUC's governance structure, and the CPUC's budget requests, among others.
California State Legislature. Served as Capitol Director and Legislative Director for Senators Bill Morrow, Tim Leslie, and Dick Monteith. Developed and managed legislators' annual bill package, and supervised legislative staff. Prepared legislators for committee hearings, recommended positions on bills, and monitored policy issues and legislation related to energy, telecommunications, education, utilities, taxation, and transportation.