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

Commissioner Thomas W. Johnson will not seek reappointment

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Jan. 18, 2019) – Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Commissioner Thomas W. Johnson announced that he will not seek reappointment.

“I am blessed for the opportunity to have served as a commissioner of the PUCO. Public service has been my passion throughout my career as a state legislator, budget director and in other roles,” stated PUCO Commissioner Johnson. “I am proud of the work the PUCO has accomplished during my term, and will certainly miss the many great colleagues and friends I have made along the way. I look forward to continuing my service to Ohioans in the future.”

Commissioner Johnson was appointed to the PUCO in 2014. During his time at the PUCO, he continually advocated for consumers, rural Ohioans, and the State’s business community.

Commissioner Johnson is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Subcommittee on Education and Research, Committee on International Relations, and Subcommittee on Pipeline Safety. He is also the co-vice-chair of the Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Management.

His term expires on April 10, 2019.


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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