Nevada consumer advocate, Bureau of Consumer Protection leader named


Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt recently announced the appointment of Ernest Figueroa as Nevada’s State Consumer Advocate and head of the Bureau of Consumer Protection.

Effective July 1, Figueroa replaced Eric Witkoski, who served as Nevada’s Consumer Advocate since 2005 and whose term ended on June 30.

“Energy and consumer protection are at the forefront of issues that impact Nevadans,” Laxalt said in a statement. “Mr. Figueroa will bring an innovative perspective to the job of protecting Nevada’s ratepayers and consumers as the state evaluates the changing competitive market forces and new technologies.”