Stephen M. Stoll was appointed to the Public Service Commission by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon in December, 2011, re-appointed in May, 2012 and unanimously confirmed by the Missouri Senate in January, 2013. He is the only PSC Commissioner in Missouri history to twice receive a unanimous “do-pass” confirmation recommendation from the Senate Committee on Gubernatorial Appointments for the same term, and the only commissioner whose confirmation consideration covered three calendar years.
Commissioner Stoll is well-known to the Missouri Senate and the House of Representatives, having been elected to both legislative bodies by the citizens of his home area in Jefferson County. Stoll was first elected to the Missouri House of Representatives, District 103, in 1992. He was re-elected by the citizens of that district in 1994 and 1996 to serve three consecutive terms in that chamber. During his tenure in the Missouri House, Stoll served on a number of legislative committees, including being named chairman of the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee.
In 1998, Stoll was elected to the Missouri Senate, serving the 22nd District that comprised the northern two-thirds of Jefferson County. As Senator from the 22nd, Stoll replaced Senate President Pro-Tem Bill McKenna, the Senate’s highest ranking official. Stoll, who was re-elected to the Senate in 2002, served on a number of committees, including the Senate Committee on Commerce and the Environment, the Senate Committee on Local Government and Economic Development, the Senate Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee. He also served as chairman of the Committee on Elections, Veterans and Corrections during his first term in the Senate.
In 2005, Stoll returned to Jefferson County to serve as the City Administrator of Festus, a position he held for four years.
In 2009, Stoll was named Director of Administration for Jefferson County, becoming the first director to serve under the Home Rule Charter of Jefferson County.
Commissioner Stoll is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, and serves on the NARUC Committee on Water and Electricity. Stoll serves as the Missouri Public Service Commission’s representative on the Regional State Committee for the Southwest Power Pool.
Stoll is veteran of the U.S. Army. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master of Education degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Stoll worked as a classroom teacher in Jefferson County schools, where he taught social studies for 20 years. He was first elected to public office in Crystal City, where he served on the City Council from 1983 to 1992.
Commissioner Stoll and his wife, Kathy, have four children (Emily Stoll, deceased) and five grandchildren.