Three former lawmakers, UCF trustee vie for PSC post – Florida Politics (blog)
Three former state lawmakers and University of Central Florida trustee are among the applicants vying to fill a Public Service Commission seat left vacant when Gov. Rick Scott’s appointee withdrew last month following a sexual misconduct allegation.
Also applying is the long-time advisor to the last occupant of the $132,000-a-year post.
The Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council is scheduled to discuss the applications on Jan. 18 in the Senate Office Building before inviting finalists for interviews a week later. The council then will submit several names to Scott.
The five-member board regulates the rates charged by Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy Florida, Tampa Electric Co. and Gulf Power.
The position is advertised as seeking an individual with knowledge in accounting, economics, energy, engineering, finance, law, natural resource conservation, public affairs, or fields substantially related to the regulation of gas, electric, telecommunications, water and wastewater utilities. The deadline to apply for the job was Friday.
Applications have been submitted by:
— Robert Bennett, of Pensacola, a former chairman and chief executive officer with the U.S. Green Energy Corporation.
— Stephany Carr, an attorney from Naples whose practice focuses exclusively on bankruptcy matters.
— Baldwyn English, who served as the chief advisor to former Public Service Commissioner Ronald Brise for the past seven years.
— William Conrad, a former mayor of Newberry and chairman of the Florida Municipal Power Agency.
— Former state Rep. Rich Glorioso, a Republican from Plant City.
— Former state Rep. Ken Littlefield, a Rebplican from Wesley Chapel.
— Former state Rep. Ray Pilon, a Republican from Sarasota who was a county commissioner and spent a decade as government affairs and communications director for the Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority.
— Erik Sayler, an associate public counsel with