This week Governor Kasich named Asim Z. Haque, a member of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) since 2013 and the current vice chair, to serve as chairman of the commission. Haque will succeed Andre Porter, who recently announced that he would step down as chairman on May 20 to accept a position in the private sector.
Haque was first appointed to the PUCO by Gov. Kasich in June 2013 to complete three years of an unexpired term and recently reappointed by the governor to a full five-year term. His term will expire in April 2021 and the appointment is subject to the consent of the Ohio Senate.
Haque holds a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry and political science from Case Western Reserve University and a juris doctorate from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.