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01/05/2006 Contact: 850-413-6482

Matthew Carter Sworn in as PSC Commissioner


TALLAHASSEE — Matthew M. Carter II was sworn in Thursday to  the Florida Public Service Commission, the five-member body that regulates the state’s investor-owned electric, gas, water, wastewater and telecommunications companies.

Carter, 53, was appointed to a four-year term by Gov. Jeb Bush in October.

“I am convinced that if we (government, industry and our citizens) can work together for the betterment of Florida, then our best days are ahead,” said Carter.  “I look forward to working to the best of my abilities with my fellow commissioners, the Governor, and the Legislature to meet the growing energy needs of our citizens in the fairest possible way and at the most economical cost.”

          A 1998 graduate of Florida State University’s College of Law, Carter is a former senior staff director in the Florida House of Representatives and a deputy secretary for the Department of Management Services.  He previously owned a financial services company and founded a law firm specializing in general civil practice.  Carter is a United States Army veteran where he held the rank of Second Lieutenant.

          A resident of Tallahassee, Carter is married and has two children.

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