Bob Gordon Gets Confirmed for BPU Seat

Former state Sen. Bob Gordon (D-38)’s nomination to become a commissioner of the NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU) was confirmed Thursday by the state Senate.

The BPU oversees the state’s energy, water and telecommunications utilities, including the state’s Clean Energy Loan Programs. The board consists of five members, who must be confirmed by the Senate, for six-year staggered terms.

Gordon served in the state Senate since 2008 after three years in the Assembly. He is a senior vice president at Avison Young, a commercial real estate service firm. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Williams College and holds masters’ degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.