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Ernest Figueroa named Nevada State Consumer Advocate and Bureau of Consumer Protection

Ernest Figueroa has been named Nevada's State Consumer Advocate and head of the Bureau of Consumer Protection.

Figueroa replaces Eric Witkoski, who served as Nevada's Consumer Advocate since 2005 and whose term ends on June 30.

Figueroa began his State service in 2001 as a Deputy Attorney General with the Bureau of Consumer Protection, most recently serving as a Chief Deputy Attorney General with the Bureau. Figueroa has worked on numerous issues protecting Nevada's consumers, and has represented Nevada utility ratepayers in electricity and natural gas cases in the areas of cost of capital, depreciation and revenue requirement phases. He also previously served as Nevada's representative on the National Multistate Settlement Monitoring Committee.

Figueroa earned his undergraduate degree in economics from Claremont McKenna College in 1994 and his juris doctorate from the California Western School of Law in 1996.