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

PUCO Nominating Council to meet January 26

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Jan. 19, 2017) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Nominating Council will meet Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 to interview applicants for two commissioner positions. The meeting will take place 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, PUCO Nominating Council Chairman
Remarks by Asim Z. Haque, PUCO Chairman
Oath of Office by Angela Hawkins
Ratification of June 16, 2016 minutes

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


9:00 a.m. Lawrence Friedeman
9:20 a.m. James Teitt
9:40 a.m. Raymond Lawton
10:00 a.m. Break
10:10 a.m. Joseph Buckley
10:30 a.m. Daniel Conway
10:50 a.m. Gregory Williams
11:10 a.m. Break
11:20 p.m. J. Edward Hess
11:40 p.m. John Musci

The Nominating Council will reconvene its public session at 12:10 p.m. and select candidates to submit to Gov. John Kasich for his consideration to fill two commissioner terms.  The first is for the unexpired term ending on April 10, 2020. The second is for the term that commences on April 11, 2017 and ends on April 10, 2022.

The 8:45 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. public sessions 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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