Governor Dayton Appoints Senator Katie Sieben to Public Utilities Commission, Appoints Commissioner Nancy Lange as Chair

Changes at the PUC, from Governor Dayton’s Office...

Governor Dayton Appoints Senator Katie Sieben to Public Utilities Commission, Appoints Commissioner Nancy Lange as Chair

December 28, 2016

Vacancy created by pending term expiration of current Chair, Commissioner Beverly Jones Heydinger

ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today announced the appointment of Senator Katie Sieben to serve a six year term on the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. She will be replacing Commissioner Beverly Jones Heydinger, who currently serves as Chair of the Commission and did not seek reappointment. Governor Dayton has selected current Commissioner Nancy Lange to serve as Chair of the Commission, for a term expiring on January 7, 2019. Commissioner Lange and Senator Sieben will assume their respective duties on January 23, 2017.

“I thank Chair Beverly Jones Heydinger for her tremendous work leading the Public Utilities Commission for the people of Minnesota, and I thank Commissioner Nancy Lange for agreeing to succeed her as Chair,” said Governor Dayton. “Commissioner Lange has earned the trust and respect of her colleagues on the Commission for her strong, balanced, and inclusive leadership.”

“Senator Katie Sieben has been a strong leader in the Minnesota Senate on clean energy, consumer reforms, and fiscal responsibility. She will be an excellent Member of the Public Utilities Commission,” said Governor Dayton.

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission regulates three cornerstone service industries of Minnesota’s economy, including electricity, natural gas, and telephone services. Its mission is to create and maintain a regulatory environment that ensures safe, reliable, and effective utility services at fair and reasonable rates. More information about the Public Utilities Commission can be found on the Commission’s website.

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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