The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Nominating Council has submitted the names of four finalists to be considered by Gov. DeWine to fill a five-year PUCO term that begins April 11, 2020. Republican Gerardo Torres of Loveland was the top vote-getter. The governor has 30 days to make the appointment or request a new list. His pick is subject to Senate approval.
The PUCO’s five commissioners regulate utility services, including electric and natural gas companies. 1/23/2020