Commissioner Valerie Espinoza began her term representing District 3 at the PRC in January 2013. She is currently serving as Vice-Chair. As PRC Commissioner, she became a member of the National Association Regulated Utility Commissioners and was appointed to represent New Mexico on the Utility Marketplace Access and Energy and Environment subcommittees. Prior, she served as Santa Fe County Clerk from 2004 to 2012. In her two terms as County Clerk she was instrumental in bringing the polling locations into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. During her career, Espinoza spent five years working for the New Mexico Secretary of State and 20 years at Los Alamos National Laboratories in different administrative support roles to federal agencies, including the Department of Energy. Valerie earned her Bachelor of Arts from the College of Santa Fe in Organizational Psychology (1997) and has an Associate of Applied Science from Northern New Mexico Community College in Human Services (1993). She is a Certified Public Official, completing this certification through New Mexico State University County College.