Commissioner Rod Johnson - District 4 - Vice-Chair

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Professional Career:
  • Elected to the Public Service Commission in 1992, reelected 1998, 2004 and 2010, Chairman 1996, 2007, 2012
  • Member of the Nebraska Legislature from 1983-1992
  • Legislative Aide from 1981 to 1982
  • Involved in the operation of the Johnson family farm located near Harvard
Current Member:
  • National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC):
    • Current Member, Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment
    • Past Member, Committee on Water
    • Past Member, Committee on Communications
  • Mid-America Regulatory Conference (MARC)
Former Member:
  • Nebraska Legislature, Agriculture and Environment Committee, 1985-1986
  • Nebraska Legislature, Agriculture Committee, 1987-1990
  • Nebraska Legislature, Natural Resources Committee, 1991-1992
  • Chairman, Nebraska Legislature's Agriculture and Environment Committee, 1985-1986
  • National Conference of State Legislatures standing committee on Agriculture, Food Policy, and Rural Development
  • Alternate delegate, Republican National Convention, 1988 and 1992
  • Participant in the Council of State Government's Toll Fellow Honorary Leadership Program, 1986
  • Nebraska delegate to the Multi-State Legislators Agricultural Crisis meeting in Washington, DC
Honors and Awards:
  • Named Soil and Water Conservation Steward by the Nebraska Natural Resources Commission and Amicus Studentium by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Nebraska
Education:

Graduated from Harvard (Nebraska) High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree in History and Political Science from Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln.

Personal Data:

Born in Hastings, Nebraska, August 18, 1957. Married Lisa Leininger, June 1, 1984; two children: Alexa and Kyle.


Nebraska Public Service Commission

1200 N Street, Suite 300, Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: 402-471-3101
Toll Free: 1-800-526-0017 (NE Only)
TDD: 402-471-0213
Fax: 402-471-0254

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