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For Immediate Release
Contact:  Matt Schilling
(614) 466 7750

PUCO Nominating Council to meet January 28

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Jan. 22, 2016) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Nominating Council will meet on Jan. 28, 2016, to interview applicants for the position of commissioner of the PUCO to fill a five-year term commencing on April 11, 2016. The meeting will begin at 8:45 a.m. in Hearing Room 11-B at the PUCO offices, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus.

The agenda for the Nominating Council meeting is as follows:

8:45 a.m.       Meeting called to order by Mike Koren
                     Opening remarks by Chairman Andre T. Porter
                     Oath of office
                     Election of officers

Upon the conclusion of the opening public session, the Nominating Council will convene an executive session pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code to interview the following candidates.

9:15 a.m.         Asim Z. Haque
9:35 a.m.         Robert E. Burns
9:55 a.m.         Allan Sears
10:15 a.m.       Break
10:35 a.m.       Alan L. Erenrich
10:55 a.m.       Dawn M. King
11:15 a.m.       William S. Hood

The Nominating Council will reconvene its public session at 11:50 a.m. and select four candidates to submit to Gov. John R. Kasich for his consideration to fill the commissioner term commencing on April 11, 2016.

The public session will be webcast live at

The PUCO Nominating Council is a broad-based 12-member panel charged with screening candidates for the position of commissioner. For additional information about the PUCO commissioner appointment process, visit

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The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is the sole agency charged with regulating public utility service. The role of the PUCO is to assure all residential, business and industrial consumers have access to adequate, safe and reliable utility services at fair prices while facilitating an environment that provides competitive choices. Consumers with utility-related questions or concerns can call the PUCO Call Center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) and speak with a representative.

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