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OHIO UTILITY REGULATOR
Top Ohio utility regulator to leave post in April; governor had hoped he'd seek reappointment
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:43 PM EST
Ohio's top public utility regulator says he won't seek reappointment when his term expires April 10.
A statement from Kasich says the governor wanted Snitchler to seek reappointment but respects his decision.
Snitchler's work with the PUCO included encouraging competitive market development and educating consumers about their choices for electricity and natural gas services.
He drew criticism last year for using his Twitter page to blast renewable energy and question global warming.
Ormet workers have criticized the commission under Snitchler's watch for a 2013 decision that led to their Ohio aluminum plant being shuttered.