Former state Rep. Ron Brise to chair Public Service Commission

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Described by other commissioners as stable and diplomatic, former state Rep. Ronald Brise will serve as chairman of the Florida Public Service Commission for a two-year term starting in January, reports the News Service of Florida. The PSC on Tuesday unanimously chose Brise to succeed Art Graham in the job, which typically rotates among commission members. The chairman’s duties include running meetings and handling administrative matters. Brise, a North Miami Democrat, was elected to the House in 2006 and served until 2010, when former Gov. Charlie Crist appointed him to the PSC. Gov. Rick Scott reappointed Brise earlier this year. In brief comments Tuesday, Brise said he expects the five-member commission to work together. “I’m a big believer in teamwork, cooperation and understand that process matters,” he said.

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