The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Nominating Council is seeking applicants for the position of commissioner of the PUCO to fill the vacancy created by Andre Porter’s resignation.
The PUCO Nominating Council is a broad-based 12-member panel that screens candidates for the position of PUCO commissioner. The PUCO is comprised of five commissioners appointed to rotating, five-year terms by the governor. The commissioners are responsible for regulating Ohio’s investor-owned public utilities.
After reviewing the résumés of all applicants, the Nominating Council will interview and narrow the list to those most qualified for the position, and recommend four finalists to Gov. Kasich. The governor will have 30 days to either appoint a commissioner from the list or request a new list from the Nominating Council. The governor’s appointment is subject to confirmation by the Ohio Senate.