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Governor Rick Scott Reappoints Lisa Edgar to Florida Public Service Commission
Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Lisa B. Edgar to the Florida Public Service Commission.
Edgar, 49, of Tallahassee, has served on the Florida Public Service Commission since January 2005, when she was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush, and served as chair in 2006 and 2007. She is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Board of Directors and was recently selected by the Southeastern state commissions to serve as the organization’s second vice president for 2013. She serves on the organization’s committees on electricity and consumer affairs and was also appointed to serve on the Task Force on Environmental Regulation and Generation. From 2005 through 2009, she served on the Federal Communications Commission Universal Service Joint Board.
Previously, she served as Deputy Secretary for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection from 1999 to 2004 and a chief policy analyst in the Governor’s Office of Policy and Budget from 1993 to 1999. Prior to that, she was a senior cabinet aide within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services from 1991 to 1993 and an analyst and staff counsel for the Florida Senate from 1989 to 1991. Edgar received bachelor’s and law degrees from Florida State University. She is reappointed for a term beginning January 2, 2013, and ending January 1, 2017.
“During her eight years on the Public Service Commission, Lisa has demonstrated the ability to review complex issues and show fairness in considering those issues,” Governor Scott said. “I am confident her experience will allow her to continue to be an effective Commissioner.”
The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate. Previously, Governor Scott reappointed Art Graham, Ronald Brise, Eduardo Balbis and Julie Brown to the Public Service Commission in February 2011.
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