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

PUCO Nominating Council to meet May 16

COLUMBUS, OHIO (May 13, 2013) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Nominating Council will meet on May 16, 2013 to interview applicants for the position of commissioner to fill one vacancy. The position of commissioner is for the unexpired term commencing upon appointment by the governor and ending on April 10, 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 Thomas Green, PUCO Nominating Council Chairman
                        Oath of Office
                        Ratification of January 17, 2013 Minutes

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, Springfield
9:35 a.m.         Robert E. Burns, Columbus
9:55 a.m.         Daniel F. Shields, Westerville
10:15 a.m.       Sandra Williams, Cleveland
10:35 a.m.       BREAK
10:55 a.m.       Stacey E. Polk, Cleveland
11:15 a.m.       W. Dwayne Maynard, Dublin
11:35 a.m.       G. Raymond Lorello, Powell

The Nominating Council will reconvene its public session at 11:55 a.m. and select four candidates to submit to Gov. John Kasich for his consideration to fill the vacated commissioner term. The Ohio Senate must confirm the governor’s appointment.

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


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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