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BPA: Murray Applauds DOE Decision to Name Elliot Mainzer BPA Administrator

Jan 27 2014

Mainzer first joined BPA in 2002, currently serves as Acting Administrator

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) applauded the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) decision to name Elliot Mainzer Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).  Mainzer, who currently serves as Acting Administrator, first joined BPA in 2002 and has served in several previous management positions, including Deputy Administrator.

“Now, more than ever, BPA needs strong leadership, and I’m pleased that Elliot Mainzer has been promoted to serve as Administrator of this critical agency,” said Senator Murray. “Like everyone, I’ve been extremely concerned by findings of illegal hiring practices at BPA, but I’m confident that Elliot has the ability to correct those issues and continue working closely with DOE while protecting BPA’s unique authority to provide reliable, low-cost power for the Northwest.”