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Meet the Staff



Andrew C ‘Drew’ Slater – Public Advocate


Andrew C. ‘Drew’ Slater was appointed by Governor Carney and confirmed by the Senate as Delaware’s Public Advocate on January 25, 2017. The Public Advocate’s role is to advocate for the lowest reasonable rates for consumers consistent with the maintenance of adequate utility service and principally on behalf of residential and small commercial consumers. He also can, at times, advocate for commercial and industrial consumers. He appears before the Public Service Commission, State of Delaware courts, Federal courts, and Federal administrative and regulatory agencies on behalf of the interests of consumers regarding rates, service, and practices of public utilities.

In his role as the Public Advocate, Drew serves on the executive committee of the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA), GTI Public Interest Advisory Committee, Board of the Sustainable Energy Utility, d.b.a. Energize Delaware, Renewable Energy Task Force, National Association of Regulated Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Subcommittee on COVID-19, Critical Consumer Issues Forum (CCIF) Advisory Committee, and several other organizations.

Before joining the Division of the Public Advocate, he served the public as Kent and Sussex County Coordinator for Congressman Carney. In that role, he represented the Congressman on a multitude of issue areas.

He began his career in public service nearly 20 years ago as an intern for U.S. Senator Joe Biden on the Foreign Relations Committee and spent 10 years working for the Delaware State Senate.

Drew is a graduate of Washington College and received a Master’s degree from Wilmington University in 2011. He lives in Camden with his wife Laura, and two children.

The role of the Public Advocate is outlined in 29 Del. C., Section 8716

Contact Information:

29 S. State Street, Dover, DE 19901

Phone: (302) 241-2550 (W)
(302) 388-1100 (C)

Email Drew

Meet the Team:


Ruth Ann Price – Deputy Public Advocate – Email Ruth Ann

Andrea Maucher – Public Utilities Analyst – Email Andrea

Charmaine Johnson – Complaints Investigator – Email Charmaine

Kishon Johnson – Exempt Secretary – Email Kishon


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