A state panel has set a July 28 application deadline for candidates seeking to replace Jimmy Patronis on the Florida Public Service Commission. Patronis on Friday was sworn in as state chief financial officer, replacing former CFO Jeff Atwater, who resigned to take a position at Florida Atlantic University.
Patronis’ appointment to the Cabinet position by Gov. Rick Scott meant he had to leave the Public Service Commission, where he began a four-year term in January 2015. The Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council, which recommends candidates to Scott for appointment to the utility regulatory panel, set a 5 p.m. July 28 deadline for applications for the Patronis seat.
The council also is accepting applications until 5 p.m. July 18 for two Public Service Commission seats that will become open because of the expiring terms of commission members Ronald Brise and Art Graham. Brise and Graham, whose terms are set to expire in January, have notified the nominating council that they will seek reappointment.
Reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida