Travis Kavulla represents the Montana Public Service Commission’s geographically largest district and holds the distinction of being the youngest regulatory commissioner in the state’s history. In November 2010, he was elected by a 28-point margin, the largest of any Montana public service commissioner facing an election contested by both major parties since the modern commission’s inception in 1974.
Previous to his election to the Public Service Commission, Mr. Kavulla worked as a journalist, writing on political economy, culture, and development. His byline has appeared in publications as diverse as the Wall Street Journal, Catholic World Report, the Dallas Morning News, and the Journal of Eastern African Studies, among many others. Mr. Kavulla has also served as associate editor for National Review, the biweekly magazine founded by William F. Buckley, Jr., and has worked as a professional editor of media ranging from blogs to books. Mr. Kavulla has received a number of honors, including being awarded a year-long, full-time writing fellowship in 2008 from the Phillips Foundation.
Mr. Kavulla received his bachelor’s in History at Harvard University and, while there, was a leader of the campus conservative movement, editing the Harvard Salient and writing a regular column for the daily newspaper, The Crimson; during that time, U.S. News & World Report identified Mr. Kavulla on a list of promising young columnists in the nation. Mr. Kavulla holds a graduate degree from the University of Cambridge, England, where he was a Gates Scholar.
Presto, Change-o: The PUC on the New Communications Environment
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room 153A East