Gov. Charlie Crist has returned Lisa Pollack Edgar to the Public Service Commission. Edgar, who was first appointed by former Gov. Jeb Bush to the panel that regulates utilities, was one of three candidates recommended to him by the PSC nominating council.
Edgar won reappointment to the four-year term over former Hialeah legislator Luis Rojas and William Dawson, a newcomer who is employed by the Orlando Utilities Commission.
"With the challenges facing them in the next 12-18 months on nuclear on environmental and climate change issues and on ratemaking, (Edgar's) experience is really going to bring a great deal to the table,'' said Chris Kise, a Tallahassee attorney and former aide to Crist who has represented the governor on several issues before the PSC. "They're going to be making decisions that affect Floridians for the next 50 years.''