By South Florida Business Journal

State Rep. Ronald Brisé, D-North Miami, is one of two newly appointed commissioners on the Florida Public Service Commission, and the state⿿s first PSC member of Haitian-American descent.

Gov. Charlie Crist announced the appointments Wednesday. There are currently four vacant seats on the five-member commission, which regulates Floridaâ¿¿s utilities.

⿿I am humbled and grateful for this unique opportunity to serve the great people of Florida in this new capacity,⿝ Brisé said. ⿿ I thank Gov. Crist and the PSC Nominating Council for doing their due diligence in conducting a fair and thorough review. I applied for this position because I think my combined experience within the telecom industry and the Florida Legislature will allow me to work in a fair manner to the benefit of the public good. While I have gained valuable information about our state⿿s diverse population and unique utility structure in the Legislature, I understand that my role and duties will change drastically ⿿ from legislative to regulatory. Regardless, I intend to regulate with the same traits that have helped me to become a well-respected public servant: integrity, sound judgment and sensitivity to all parties.⿝

The other appointee is Jacksonville City Councilman Arthur Graham, a Republican.

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