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Commissioner Dockham

Jerry C. Dockham,

Commissioner Dockham is a lifelong resident of Denton, North Carolina.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Wake Forest University.  Between 1972 to 2010, he was the proprietor of Nationwide Insurance Company in Denton, NC.
Commissioner Dockham was first appointed to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1990, where he has served twenty-three years.  He most recently served as Vice-Chair of the House Committee on Public Utilities.  He has also served as Chairman of the Committee on Insurance, as Vice-Chairman Committee on Banking, and as a member on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Commerce & Job Development, and Education.  In the past, Commissioner Dockham has served on both the Ethics and Rules Committees, and the N.C. Electrical De-regulation Study Commission.  While serving in the General Assembly, he was consistently ranked in the top 10% (out of 120 members) by N.C.F.R.E.E., and was named the 1998 Legislator of the Year by the N.C. Society of Anesthesiologists.  Dockham also received the 1999 Emergency Medicine Advocate of the Year Award by the N.C. College of Emergency Physicians. 

Commissioner Dockham is a Fellow of the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership, a Trustee at Davidson County Community College, from 1987 to present and a member of NCSL (National Conference of State Legislatures).

Commissioner Dockham is active in many community and civic affairs.  He is a member of the Thomasville Chamber of Commerce and for the past 35 years a member of the Denton Lions Club.

He and his wife Louise have two sons, Andy and Matthew and daughter-in-law, Kelly.  Commissioner Dockham is a member of Central United Methodist Church.

Governor Pat McCrory appointed Commissioner Dockham to the N.C. Utilities Commission effective July 1, 2013 for a term to expire June 30, 2019.

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