(Harrisburg) — John F. Coleman, with the support of Senator Jake Corman (R-34), was confirmed by the Senate today as Commissioner to the Public Utility Commission (PUC). Corman said Mr. Coleman brings an extensive business background and a Central Pennsylvania voice to the PUC.
“I am very confident that John Coleman is the right person to join the Public Utility Commission,” said Corman. “His knowledge of the utility needs for developing regions, businesses, and communities alike, made him an outstanding candidate.”
Coleman enters the Commission after having served as the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County President and CEO since 1999. He becomes the fifth member of the five member board of Commissioners.
“I was fortunate enough to serve the needs of the Centre County for over a decade with the Chamber of Business and Industry,” said Mr. Coleman. “I now look forward to continuing to serve Central Pennsylvania and the rest of the Commonwealth as Commissioner.”
Mr. Coleman continued, “The utility needs of the Commonwealth, for both business and individuals, have really taken center stage. Ensuring competition and affordable rates has to be a priority and will be during my time as Commissioner.”
Senator Corman added, “John has been a positive voice for Centre County for the last 10 years. I look forward to his continued work as an advocate on energy and utility issues for both our region and the entire state.”