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Utilities Hearing Officer


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Sam Crano

Sam Crano was appointed Utilities Hearing Officer for the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada in August 2020.

Prior to his appointment, Crano served as Acting Staff Counsel beginning in June 2020. Crano joined the PUCN in 2007, first as an Administrative Attorney and later served as Assistant Staff Counsel for nearly a decade.

Previously, he was the Juvenile and Family Court Master for Elko County and served as a Deputy Public Defender for the state in Elko County.

Crano attended the University of Arizona, where he earned a law degree and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History. A member of the State Bar of Nevada, Crano also attended the National Judicial College.