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Commissioner Marks and his family (2008)

Named 2012 Energy Executive of the Year by N.M. Association of Energy Engineers

Jason Marks was elected and served two terms as New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner for District 1 (Albuquerque area), 2005 - 2012.  The Albuquerque Journal called him the" hardest worker" on the PRC, with a "keen analytical intelligence"and repeatedly recognized Marks as the voice of public accountability and ethics on the Commission.  New Mexico Capitol Report said he was a "powerhouse" after he single-handedly saved customers $13 million a year on PNM rates.

Prior to being elected to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission,  Marks had an extensive career in healthcare finance and rate setting. After serving as Hospital Programs Manager for Oregon Medicaid, he joined Myers and Stauffer LC, a mid-sized accounting firm, where he became a Principal and led a national consulting practice extending to 20 states and the federal government. 

As a PRC Commissioner, Marks served 2 elected terms on the Western Renewable Energy Generating System board (WREGIS), was a member of the Western Renewable Energy Zones steering committee and was the founding Chair of the PUC Energy Imbalance Market Group.  

Marks has a Bachelors degree from Reed College and a law degree from the University of New Mexico. He is a member of the New Mexico legal bar.  He and his wife Maxine live on Albuquerque's westside.  


J.D., University of New Mexico School of Law, Summa Cum Laude, May 2004.

Graduate Coursework in Public Administration, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon; Health Policy and Administration, U.N.C-Chapel Hill.

B.A., Sociology, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, December 1983.

Professional Experience:

Attorney in Private Practice, Jan. 2013 to present.

N.M. Public Regulation Commission, District 1 Commissioner, 2005 - 2012.

Healthcare Finance Consultant, 2000 - 2004.  Projects included preparing the applications for the finance package for UNM Hospital's new pavillion.  

Myers and Stauffer LC, Certified Public Accountants, 1993 - 2000
Senior (non-CPA, partner-level) executive for a healthcare accounting and consulting firm with six offices and over 150 staff members, responsible for directing the firm's acute care and managed care consulting practice. Served as project manager on engagements with governmental healthcare agencies in 20 states and the federal government. Practice areas included cost analysis, rate setting, policy analysis, federal compliance, and litigation support for hospital, physician, pharmacy, dental, home health, managed care, and other healthcare sectors.

Oregon Department of Human Resources, Office of Medical Assistance Programs, 1987 - 1992.  Managed policy and reimbursement for hospital services; part of a team effort that extended coverage to 134,000 uninsured persons through the Oregon Health Plan; served as a budget analyst.

Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital, 1984 - 1986

Other Experience and Civic Activities
  • Consumer Representative, N.M. Superintendent of Insurance selection committee (Legislative appointee) 2013
  • State Bar Association Client Protection Fund Commission member (Supreme Court appointee) 2013
  • State of N.M. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commissioner, 2010- 2012.
  • Funding Review Panel Member, United Way of Central New Mexico 2002
  • Board Member, Douglas County AIDS Project
  • Cub Scouts/Webelos Den Leader
  • Shop Steward, SEIU Local 503
  • Guest Lecturer Univ. of New Mexico, Univ. of Kansas 
  • Agricultural Commodities Technician, Federal Grain Inspection Service, 1980 - 1984
  • Owned and operated a small software development company in the 1980s

Abquerque Journal references:  "PRC Endorsements," Novemeber 1, 2008; "PRC Member Shorts Out State Rules Again," December 2, 2010; "PRC a Bad Candidate for Extreme Makeover,"  (agreeing w/ Marks' critique of an illegal internal reorganization) January 18, 2012; "Commissioners:  'P' in PRC Stands for Public,"  April 11, 2010; "N.M. Deserves a P.R.C. That's Open, Shows Up,"  April 1, 2010; "Promotion Shows N.M. Has to Unplug the PRC," September 24, 2009;