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01/09/2007 Contact: 850-413-6482

Ken Littlefield Sworn In as PSC Commissioner


TALLAHASSEE — Ken Littlefield was sworn in today as a new commissioner of the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) by the Honorable Paul M. Hawkes, First District Court of Appeals. Former Governor Jeb Bush appointed Littlefield to the PSC in September 2006 to serve a four-year term beginning in January 2007.

“I consider the responsibility of a Public Service Commission member to be one of the highest in the State. Being appointed to the Commission is certainly a huge honor,” Commissioner Littlefield commented after the ceremony. “The people of the State of Florida need and deserve competent and compassionate representation when it comes to the oversight and regulation of those things that affect the most important aspects of their lives.  And to be seen as one who possesses those qualities is indeed humbling.”

Prior to his appointment, Littlefield represented Pasco and Hillsborough Counties (District 61) in the Florida House of Representatives for eight sessions. Littlefield served as Chair of both the House Energy Subcommittee and the House Committee on Utilities and Telecommunications and actively engaged in making policy on a large number of telecom issues ranging from Lifeline to rate rebalancing. Further energy experience included participation in the Energy 2020 Study Commission and the 2005 Energy Forum.  Littlefield additionally worked with natural resource and water issues on other House committees and as a special projects analyst for the Pasco County Property Appraiser’s Office. Between 2003 and 2006, Littlefield served as a member of the Southern States Energy Board and sat on several energy and telecommunications committees.

Littlefield attended Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Theology/World History.

"We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with Commissioner Littlefield in his new capacity,” said PSC Chairman Lisa Polak Edgar. “Commissioner Littlefield has extensive knowledge regarding the needs of consumers and public utilities and will work to promote investment in Florida’s energy future.”

The PSC is committed to making sure that Florida's consumers receive their electric, natural gas, telephone, water, and wastewater services in a safe, affordable, and reliable manner. The PSC exercises regulatory authority over utilities in the areas of rate base/economic regulation; competitive market oversight; and monitoring of safety, reliability, and service.

For additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.



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