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Daniel G. Clodfelter,

Commissioner Clodfelter was appointed to the North Carolina Utilities Commission by Governor Roy Cooper for a term that commenced on July 1, 2017 and ends on June 30, 2023.

A native of Thomasville, NC, Clodfelter earned bachelor's degrees from Davidson College and Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and a law degree from Yale Law School.  He served as law clerk for Judge James B. McMillan, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina from 1977-78.

Before joining the Commission, Clodfelter was in private practice with the law firm of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP in its Charlotte office, where he was a member of its Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights practice group.  Prior to joining Parker Poe in 2014, he had been in private practice for many years with Moore & Van Allen, PLLC.

In 1987, Clodfelter was elected to the Charlotte City Council where he served three terms ending in 1993.  In 1998, he was elected to the North Carolina Senate where he served until 2014, representing a portion of Mecklenburg County.  During his service in the North Carolina Senate, he held numerous positions, including co-chair of the Committee on Finance, chairman of the Judiciary One Committee, chairman of the Environmental Review Commission, co-chairman of the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Committee, and co-chairman of the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee.

In April 2014, the Charlotte City Council appointed Clodfelter to serve as Mayor of Charlotte to complete the unexpired term of a former mayor.  He served in that position until December 2015.  Clodfelter has also been active over the years as an officer and board member of numerous local and statewide community and civic organizations.  He has served as a Trustee of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation since 1982.

Clodfelter and his wife Elizabeth currently reside in Charlotte.  They have two adult children.


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