Office of Regulatory Staff
Dukes became the first Executive Director of the Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) in 2004 when the agency was created by Act 175. A native of Orangeburg, South Carolina, Dukes is a graduate of Clemson University where he earned a B.S. He holds a J.D., cum laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law. In addition to several years in the private practice of law, he served as Staff Counsel for the Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSC), Executive Assistant to the Commissioners, General Counsel, and Deputy Executive Director of the PSC. Dukes was then elected as a Commissioner for the PSC (1994-1999). In 1999, he was elected to Administrative Law Judge Seat No. 2, a position he held until 2004. Dukes is a member of Forest Lake Presbyterian Church.