KYPublic Service Commission
Governor Steve Beshear appointed David L. Armstrong Chairman of the Kentucky Public Service Commission On June 3, 2008. His term ends on June 30, 2011.
Prior to joining the PSC, Chairman Armstrong was of counsel to the law firm Greenebaum Doll & McDonald in Louisville.
Chairman Armstrong has had a lengthy career in government, beginning as Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 30th Judicial District from 1976 to 1983. He served as mayor of Louisville from 1999 to 2003, Jefferson County Judge-Executive from 1989 to 1999 and Kentucky Attorney General from 1983 to 1988. Chairman Armstrong has also been a prosecutor and juvenile court judge and taught urban planning at the University of Louisville.
Chairman Armstrong is a member of the Louisville and Kentucky bar associations and the Society of Attorneys General Emeritus. He is admitted to the practice of law in Kentucky and before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Over the course of his career, Chairman Armstrong has served in many leadership positions, including as president of the National Council of County Executives, chairman of the Southern Conference of Attorneys General and president of the National District Attorneys of America. He was named Kentucky’s Outstanding Mayor in 2002 and Louisville was twice named a Most Livable City in America during his tenure. The University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law has named him an Outstanding Alumnus and in 2008 he received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Hanover College.
Chairman Armstrong serves on many boards and civic groups. He is a trustee of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law and the University of Kentucky School of Design. He is on the boards of the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, the Kentucky Opera Board, the Muhammad Ali Center and the Partners for Livable Communities.
Chairman Armstrong is a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and serves on its electricity committee and the subcommittee on clean coal technology. He is a member of the advisory committee to the Midwest Independent System Operator, a regional transmission organization and the advisory council for the Center for Public Utilities at New Mexico State University.
Chairman Armstrong attended Hanover College and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in history from Murray State University. He received his law degree from the University of Louisville.
Chairman Armstrong and his wife Carol reside in Louisville. They have two grown children and two granddaughters.