DeWIne Appoints Deters to PUCO

Gov. Mike DeWIne appointed Dennis P. Deters, JD, of Hamilton Co. to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) for a term beginning March 25, 2019, and ending April 10, 2021.

Deters, a Republican, is a former judge on the Ohio District Court of Appeals. He is also a former township trustee in Greater Cincinnati and a Hamilton County commissioner.

Deters was one of four finalists for the seat selected by the PUCO Nominating Council this month. Others included former lawmakers Gene Krebs and William Shuck, and former PUCO staffer Bryce McKenney.

The political makeup of the PUCO will be two Republicans, one Democrat and two independents.

The PUCO’s role is to regulate the state’s investor-owned utilities. 3/26/2019