April 23, 2007
The Executive Office of the Governor
TALLAHASSEE – Governor Charlie Crist today appointed State Senator Nancy Argenziano (R-Crystal River) to the Florida Public Service Commission.
"I am honored to appoint Senator Argenziano to serve on the Public Service Commission. I think the world of her consumer activism and her dedication to public service,” said Governor Crist. “I am certain the Senator will serve as a great member of the commission and truly understand that it is the Public Service Commission.”
Senator Argenziano has served in the Florida Senate since 2002. She previously served for six years in the Florida House of Representatives. Senator Argenziano served for six years as a member of the House of Representatives Water and Resource Management Committee and for four years on the Florida Senate Environmental Preservation Committee. She also served as a member of the House of Representatives Utilities and Communications Committee.
“During my time in the Florida Legislature, I have become increasingly aware of the importance of the Public Service Commission’s decisions to the lives of all Floridians, our economy, and our natural environment,” said Senator Argenziano. “Serving in the Florida Legislature has been the experience of a lifetime, but I feel I can provide a greater service to the people of Florida by serving on this commission, and I am grateful to Governor Crist for the opportunity.”
Senator Argenziano will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Ken Littlefield. She is appointed for a four-year term beginning upon her effective date of resignation from the Florida Senate. This appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.
The Public Service Commission is responsible for regulating the rates, services and safety of privately owned public utilities. The commission is charged with adopting energy efficiency goals and providing competitive market oversight.