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For Immediate Release: Jul 15, 2005
IURC Nominating Committee to Re-Open Application Period
Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission

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IURC Nominating Committee to Re-Open Application Period

With the announcement today (July 15) that Judith Ripley will resign to become director of the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions, the Indiana Utility Regulator Commission has a second vacancy.

The vacancy will be filled as part of the recently-commenced process to fill the vacancy that will be created when current IURC Chairman William McCarty steps down. Under state law, the IURC Nominating Committee, composed of seven members appointed by the governor and legislative leadership, selects three nominees per vacancy and submits those names to the governor. As prescribed, six names will now be submitted to the governor, from which he must choose two for appointment.

Michael Sample, the chair of the Nominating Committee said the committee will reopen the application period for prospective candidates.

?With the change in circumstances, it is appropriate that we reopen the application process,? said Sample.

The committee is scheduled to meet on Thursday, July 21, to interview candidates who applied on notice of the first vacancy.  Sample said that the new application period would remain open until July 28, a closing date that he will ask the full Committee to ratify when it meets on the July 21.