Commissioner Brandy Marty Marquez’s term began on August 22, 2013 when she was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry. In 2015, Governor Greg Abbott reappointed Marquez, and she was confirmed unanimously by the Texas Senate. Her term expires on September 1, 2019.
Before joining the Commission, Marquez was Chief of Staff to Governor Rick Perry during the 83rd Legislative Session. She has held leadership roles in the public affairs arena for two decades, which include serving on the staff of Governor Perry as Deputy Chief of Staff, Director of the Budget, Planning and Policy Division, and Deputy Legislative Director. Marquez was also Policy Director for Perry’s successful 2010 gubernatorial primary campaign.
Commissioner Marquez currently sits on the Texas Reliability Entity where she focuses on important issues like cyber security, regional standards, and enforcement issues. She also sits on the Nuclear Waste Storage Coalition which focuses on finding a solution to our nuclear waste storage issues across the country.
Commissioner Marquez graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and received her law degree from St. Mary’s University. Marquez lives in Sunset Valley with her husband, Enrique, and their son, Max.