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Gov. Perry Appoints Pablos to Public Utility Commission

Gov. Perry Appoints Pablos to Public Utility Commission

Also reappoints Anderson to commission

Tuesday, September 20, 2011  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment

 

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Rolando Pablos of Olmos Park and reappointed Ken Anderson Jr. of Dallas to the Public Utility Commission (PUC). The three-member PUC encourages competition and customer choice in Texas, and ensures electric and telephone operations, services and rates are fair and reasonable.

Pablos is an attorney in private practice and a senior advisor of SNR Denton. He is honorary consul to Spain, a member of the State Bar of Texas, chair of the San Antonio Free Trade Alliance, and a member and past board chair of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He is past chair of the Texas Racing Commission and City of San Antonio Small Business Advisory Committee, and a past board member of the Nueces River Authority and Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. He is also a former adjunct professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), a past member of the UTSA College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council, and a graduate of Leadership San Antonio. Pablos received a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio, a master’s degree in hospitality management from the University of Houston, and a law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law. He is appointed for a term to expire Sept. 1, 2013.

Anderson is a current commissioner of the Public Utility Commission, and is a former corporate and securities attorney in private practice. He is also past director of governmental appointments for Gov. Perry, and chief deputy director of governmental appointments for former Gov. Bill Clements. He is president of the Entergy Regional State Committee and a member of the State Bar of Texas Administrative and Public Law and Public Utility Law sections. He is also a past board member of the North Central Texas Health Facilities Development Corporation and Texas Securities Board, and a past member of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. Anderson received a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a law degree from Southern Methodist University. He is reappointed for a term to expire Sept. 1, 2017.

Commissioners disagree on utility fee disclosures for PDS

Chm. Nelson and Com. Anderson disagree as to whether utility fees should be disclosed on the PDS being considered in docket 39357.  They did agree that it is appropriate to have separate small commercial and residential PDS forms.  They also agreed that the form should have standardized language agreeing with the consumer arguments and rejecting the arguments of the REP group.  They will continue to think about the utility fees issue as this will be brought back to the next open meeting.