Former Florida Rep. Ritch Workman of Melbourne Appointed To Florida Public Service Commission
By Space Coast Daily // September 17, 2017
APPOINTED BY FLORIDA GOV. RICK SCOTT
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Friday appointed former Florida Rep. Ritch Workman of Melbourne, Florida to serve as a utility regulator. Workman will replace sitting Commissioner Ronald Brise.
The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate and the job pays about $131,000 a year.
Florida’s Public Service Commissioners are selected for their knowledge and experience in one or more of the following fields: accounting, economics, energy, engineering, finance, natural resource conservation, public affairs and law.
The five-member Public Service Commission makes decisions that regulates the rates charged by Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy Florida, Tampa Electric Co. and Gulf Power.
Workman, 44, a Melbourne Republican, served from 2008 to 2016 in the House and chaired the Rules, Calendar and Ethics Committee.
Forced to leave the Florida House in 2016 because of term limits, Workman lost the primary in the Senate District 17 race to Debbie Mayfield.
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