Ohio

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

(PUCO)

services regulated
Electricity Natural Gas Gas Pipelines and Safety Rail Sewage/Wastewater Telecommunications Transportation Water

More on PUCO

Commissioners

Number of Seats5

Jenifer French

Republican
Chairwoman | Appointed
614-466-3016
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Mike DeWine

Republican
Governor

M. Beth Trombold

Independent
Commissioner | Appointed
614-466-3905
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

John R. Kasich

Republican
Governor

Daniel R. Conway

Republican
Commissioner | Appointed
614-466-3016
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

John R. Kasich

Republican
Governor

Dennis P. Deters

Republican
Commissioner | Appointed
614-466-3016
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Mike DeWine

Republican
Governor

Lawrence Friedeman

Democrat
Commissioner | Appointed
614-466-3016
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

John R. Kasich

Republican
Governor

Commissioner Selection Details

Selection Method Appointed
Chairperson Selection
Appointment Process
Term length 5 Years
Term limit
Bipartisan Requirement No more than three commissioners may belong to the same political party.

Bipartisan Requirement

No more than three commissioners may belong to the same political party.

Commissioner Prequalifications Each public utilities commissioner shall be a bona fide resident of this state and shall not, during the commissioner's term of office,...

Commissioner Prequalifications

Each public utilities commissioner shall be a bona fide resident of this state and shall not, during the commissioner's term of office, hold any other office of trust or profit. No commissioner shall engage in any occupation or business inconsistent with the commissioner's duties as commissioner, but shall devote entire time to the duties of that office.

As used in this section only, "office of trust or profit" means:

(A) A federal or state elective office or an elected office of a political subdivision of the state;

(B) A position on a board or commission of the state that is appointed by the governor;

(C) An office set forth in section 121.03, 121.04, or 121.05 of the Revised Code;

(D) An office of the government of the United States that is appointed by the president of the United States.

PUC Jurisdiction and Enabling Authority

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