Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Jay Balasbas commissioner of the Utilities and Transportation Commission in February 2017.
Balasbas has been serving as senior budget assistant to the governor in the Office of Financial Management since 2012. He worked for the Washington House of Representatives in a variety of roles, including senior fiscal analyst, assistant director of policy and policy analyst. Balasbas also worked for the Department of Transportation.
Balasbas has a bachelor's and master's degree from Seattle University.
His first day on the job will be May 1.