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Angelle resigns from Louisiana Public Service Commission

6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago Tuesday, May 23 2017 May 23, 2017 May 23, 2017 11:42 AM May 23, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's state utility regulatory board has a vacancy.

Scott Angelle resigned Tuesday from his elected seat on the Louisiana Public Service Commission, a job the Republican held since 2013.

His resignation came the day he started his new job for the Trump administration, leading the federal agency that regulates offshore oil and gas drilling, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

Gov. John Bel Edwards will have 20 days to appoint someone to temporarily fill the vacant PSC seat and set a special election date to fill the remaining portion of the term that ends on Dec. 31, 2018.

Edwards' temporary pick will serve until someone is elected to the job.

The District 2 PSC seat represents all or part of 13 parishes across the Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas.

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