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State Officials Taking Applications For Public Service Commission Seat

Nick Evans

State officials are taking applications for a newly vacated seat on the Public Service Commission.

Florida Governor Rick Scott has appointed Jimmy Patronis to serve as the state’s Chief Financial Officer.  But as Patronis takes the promotion, he leaves behind a seat on the Public Service Commission—a board charged with regulating power, water and telecom utilities. 

Filling vacancies starts with a twelve member nominating council.  They’ll whittle applicants down to a handful of candidates and then submit their picks to the governor for selection.  Commissioner salaries weigh in at slightly more than $130,000 a year.  The council is accepting applications until 5 in the evening July 28.

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.