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Governor Ernie Fletcher Announces Appointment to the Kentucky Public Service Commission
Press Release Date:  August 16, 2004
Contact:  Doug Hogan
Jeannie Lausche
Jason Keller

Greg Coker Appointed by Governor Fletcher

Frankfort, KY: Governor Ernie Fletcher announced today that he is appointing Greg Coker of Harrodsburg to the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC). Coker has extensive business experience on both the state and federal level and recently served as Vice President of External Affairs for ALLTEL Communications. Previously, Coker had served, since 1990, in several public policy positions with BellSouth.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to serve the people of Kentucky and I am honored to receive this appointment,” said Greg Coker. “I am anxious to provide my skills and experience to Governor Fletcher’s administration and I look forward to working with the PSC.”

Coker, 40, is a native of Simpson County and received his bachelors and masters degrees from Western Kentucky University. Coker is a Leadership Kentucky Board Member and is also involved in numerous other civic organizations including the Boyle and Mercer County Chambers of Commerce and the Kentucky Industrial Development Council. Coker is the founder of the bi-partisan group, Young Political Leaders of Kentucky and is a board member for the Kentucky Center for Public Issues.

“My appointments to the PSC are a signal of my commitment to provide services such as water, sewer, and broadband to all areas of Kentucky,” stated Governor Ernie Fletcher. “I am proud to appoint Greg Coker as he has an extensive business background and a wealth of experience that will enable him to be an effective member of the Kentucky Public Service Commission.”

The mission of the Kentucky Public Service Commission is to ensure that every utility customer receives fair and reasonable rates and that all services are adequate and efficient.  The PSC has jurisdiction over the regulation of rates and service of all utilities in the state except those utilities subject to the control of cities or political subdivisions. The Public Service Commission consists of three members appointed by the Governor to 4-year staggered terms. Earlier this year, Governor Fletcher appointed Mark David Goss as Chairman and Ellen Williams as Vice Chairman of the PSC.

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Last updated: Thursday, June 02, 2005