Steven Transeth was appointed by Governor Jennifer M. Granholm to the Michigan Public Service Commission on July 16, 2007. His appointed term ended on December 3, 2009.
For 21 years Commission Transeth served as Assistant Director and Legal Counsel for the non-partisan Michigan Legislative Service Bureau. Mr. Transeth was responsible for drafting legislation and providing legal counsel to the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives in the areas of energy, technology, public utilities, and local government. He served as the lead drafter for the following major pieces of legislation: Michigan Telecommunications Act, (1991, 1995, 2000 and 2005), Customer Choice and Electricity Reliability Act, Uniform Video Services Local Franchise Act (cable television), Michigan Child Protection Registry Act, Michigan Broadband Development Authority Act, Unsolicited Commercial E-Mail Protection Act, Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, and Emergency Telephone Services Act (9-1-1).
Prior to his time with the Michigan Legislature, Mr. Transeth was with the Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney's office for six years and in private practice for four years.
Commissioner Transeth earned a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University, and graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School with a master's degree.