PSC Candidates Set for Consideration

A state panel has scheduled two meetings in August as it prepares to recommend nominees to Gov. Rick Scott for three seats on the Florida Public Service Commission.

Two of the seats are opening because of the expiring terms of commissioners Ronald Brise and Art Graham, while the other seat opened when Scott appointed former Commissioner Jimmy Patronis to serve as state chief financial officer.

Brise and Graham are seeking reappointment to the utility-regulatory commission, and 12 other candidates have applied for their seats. The Patronis seat has drawn 23 applicants, including some who also applied for the Brise and Graham seats. The Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council will meet Aug. 9 in Tampa to designate lists of “most qualified” applicants for the jobs, according to a meeting notice posted Monday.

The council is scheduled to meet again Aug. 17 in Orlando to conduct interviews and select nominees, whose names will go to Scott. The governor appoints members of the Public Service Commission.

Reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida

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