Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed state Rep. Jason Shaw to fill the position of outgoing Public Service Commissioner Doug Everett who announced his resignation Monday.
Shaw will serve the remainder of Everett’s term set to expire in 2020. He will officially begin his duties on Jan. 1, 2019.
“Rep. Shaw has significant experience both as a businessman and in public service, and I am confident that he will be an effective representative for the people of Georgia as a member of the Public Service Commission,” said Deal in a press release.
Shaw has representated the 176th District since 2011 and has served on various committees, among them the House Transportation Committee and the Georgia Legislative Rural Caucus.
Everett submitted his resignation two weeks after general elections in which two PSC seats were up for grabs.
The Georgia PSC is comprised of 5 state officials who regulate investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities and decide the rates Georgians pay in their energy bills. The officials serve unlimited six-year terms.