Bob Burns currently serves as one of five statewide elected members of the Arizona Corporation Commission. His term began in January 2013.
Bob began his diversified background as an Aviation Electronics Technician in the US Navy. After being honorably discharged, Bob and his wife, Gayle,
moved to Arizona to continue in the technical field with General Electric. Later, he and Gayle became small business owners which led him to pursue
opportunities in public service. In 1989, Bob began his legislative career as an elected state representative, serving as Chairman of Appropriations,
as well as serving on several committees while in the Arizona House of Representatives. In 2001, Bob was elected to the Central Arizona Water Conservation District
Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for overseeing the management of the Central Arizona Project. In 2003, he continued to distinguish himself as an
outstanding leader after being elected to the Arizona State Senate, serving as Senate President and Chairman of Appropriations.
In his current role as an elected member of the Arizona Corporation Commission, Bob has been actively engaged in issues pertaining to emerging technologies
in energy. He initiated the commission’s investigation into the innovations and technological developments that are anticipated to impact our current energy model.
This proceeding has received global attention and archived video from the workshops can be viewed on the Arizona Corporation Commission website.
Bob hopes to be a key player in guiding the anticipated changes in the regulatory and business models being driven by emerging technologies in Arizona.