Jason R. Holsman
Commissioner Jason Holsman was appointed to the Missouri Public Service Commission on January 13, 2020 by Governor Michael Parson and was unanimously confirmed by the Missouri State Senate on January 16, 2020. Commissioner Holsman also serves as the Seams Representative on the Organization of MISO States (OMS) for the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO).
In addition to Commissioner Holsman’s responsibilities at the Commission, his involvement in the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) includes his appointment as Chair of the NARUC International Relations Committee. He is also a member on the Energy Resources and the Environment Committee.
Prior to his appointment to the Missouri Public Service Commission, Holsman was elected and served nearly two terms as a Missouri State Senator to the 7th District. While in the Senate, Holsman served on numerous legislative committees, including the Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee, the Education Committee, the General Laws Committee, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and the Veterans’ Affairs and Health Committee. He also served as Chairman for the Prescription Drug Transparency Interim Committee.
Holsman was first elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2006 and served three terms. In that chamber, he served as Chair of the Committee on Renewable Energy, as well as the Joint Committee on Urban Agriculture, in which he fought for environmental awareness in Missouri. He also sponsored multiple pieces of legislation promoting a sustainable economy through energy independence and food security. He also served on the Joint Committee on Education, Utilities and International Trade and Business.
Before embarking on a career in the Legislature, Holsman dedicated his career to the field of education, becoming a social studies instructor for the Kansas City, Missouri School District. He made his mark by teaching several subjects, coaching varsity athletics, and serving as Chair of the Principal’s Advisory Committee, among other responsibilities. Holsman earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and U.S. History from the University of Kansas and a Masters of Arts degree in Diplomacy and Military Science from Norwich University in Vermont. In 2004, he earned his Missouri State Teaching certificate from Northwest Missouri State University. In 2017, Holsman also became a licensed real estate agent. Commissioner Holsman currently resides in Kansas City with his wife and two children.