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

Statement from PUCO Chairman Asim Z. Haque

COLUMBUS, OH (Dec. 2, 2016) — Today Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Chairman Asim Z. Haque issued the following statement in response to the resignation of Commissioner Howard Petricoff:

“I am disappointed with the Ohio Senate’s position toward Commissioner Petricoff. He is eminently qualified and has four decades of experience as a utility expert.  I respect his decision to resign but I am saddened by it.  His departure is a loss for the people of Ohio and the Commission, and I hope this incident doesn’t cause other talented people to think twice before pursuing public service.”

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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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