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12/01/2009 Contact: 850-413-6482

Nancy Argenziano Elected Chairman of the PSC

TALLAHASSEE — With a nomination led by current Chairman Matthew M. Carter II, Nancy Argenziano today was unanimously elected Chairman of Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) for a two year term beginning on January 2, 2010.

In accepting the nomination, Commissioner Argenziano said, “I appreciate the challenge and realize that the Chairmanship is purely an administrative charge.  All PSC Commissioners are equal and independent appointees.  Now, let’s get to work on the important decisions that lie ahead.”

Before her PSC appointment, Commissioner Argenziano served more than ten years in the Florida Legislature.  She was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1996 (District 43) and served there until her election in 2002 to the Florida Senate (District 3).

As a member of the Legislature, she served on many committee and council assignments including Environmental Preservation, Governmental Oversight (Chair), Comprehensive Planning, Criminal Justice (Chair), Criminal Justice Appropriations, Regulated Industries, Rules and Calendar, Agriculture (Chair), Administrative Procedure, PSC Oversight, Ethics and Elections, Health Policy, Elder Affairs (Chair), Healthcare Council (Chair), Crime and Punishment, Water Resource Management, and Utilities and Communication.

Commissioner Argenziano has one son, Joseph, who serves in the United States Air Force, and she is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).

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.

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