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Statement On Resignation of PUCO Commissioner Howard Petricoff

COLUMBUS – In response to the resignation of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Commissioner Howard Petricoff, attribute the following statement to spokesperson Emmalee Kalmbach:

 "Howard Petricoff's 40 years of experience on utility and energy issues would serve Ohioans well and he will undoubtedly be an important voice in the future of energy policy in our state.  The Senate has a role in this process, however, and, while the governor disagrees with what has happened, he intends to work through the upcoming nominating process to identify an expert, qualified replacement. He looks forward to considering the Nominating Council’s recommendations early next year."