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For Immediate Release: Nov 14, 2006
IURC Nominating Committee accepting applications for commission

INDIANAPOLIS (November 14, 2006) ? The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Nominating Committee is soliciting applications from persons interested in filling a pending vacancy on the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) created by the resignation of Commissioner David W. Hadley. Hadley?s resignation will be effective December 1.

Applications will be accepted today through close of business on December 6. After the close of the application period, the nominating committee will schedule and conduct a public meeting to interview applicants. Applicants will be evaluated based on education and academic honors received, professional experience and reputation, and financial interests in the utility industry, in addition to other relevant information. The committee will then present Governor Mitch Daniels with a list of three qualified candidates from which he will select one to fill the remainder of Hadley?s term, which will expire January 1, 2010. Because of statutory requirements relating to the political balance of the IURC, this vacancy must be filled by someone with a non-Republican political affiliation (Democrat, Independent, etc.).

Members of the nominating committee are Committee Chair Michael Sample, Jessie L. Moore and Dennis Raetz, who were appointed by the governor; Ruth Johnson, appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Robert Garton; Bernard Krampe, appointed by Senate Minority leader Richard Young; Michael Evans, appointed by Speaker of the House Brian Bosma; and Jay Lauer, who was appointed by House Minority Leader Patrick Bauer.

Applications for the position may be obtained by contacting Stephanie Russo in the governor?s office at 317-234-4090. Completed applications should be returned to: Michael M. Sample, Chair, IURC Nominating Committee, c/o Office of the Governor, State House, Room 206, Indianapolis, IN 46204.