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Snitchler will not go for a second term with the PUCO
Stark County resident says his priority has been empowering consumers with electric and gas choices
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
Todd Snitchler says it is time to move on. He replaced Alan Schreiber, who retired.
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The head of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio is done with that job in April.

In a surprise announcement this morning, Todd Snitchler of Stark County said he won’t ask Gov. Kasich to re-nominate him when his term expires April 10th.

Snitchler was in his second term in the Ohio House when Kasich picked him in 2011 to head the utilities commission. He says his priority has been giving consumers choices in electricity and natural-gas suppliers.

He also stirred controversy by opposing plans for a solar farm and raising questions about the validity of concerns about climate change.

Snitchler’s statement says he is “proud of the work I was able to contribute to” but it’s time to “move onto my next role.”

The PUCO has 320 employees who oversee electric, natural gas, water, telecommunications and commercial transportation in Ohio. 


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