Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Fletcher Reappoints Mark David Goss as Chair of Kentucky Public Service Commission

Press Release Date:  Monday, June 04, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

Goss to continue national, state leadership role

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has reappointed Mark David Goss, of Harlan, as chair of the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC). 

Goss has served as chair of the PSC since February 2004.  Prior to joining the commission, Goss was a partner in the law firm of Goss & Goss Attorneys in Harlan.  He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Transylvania University and a juris doctor degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. 

During his time with the PSC, Goss has taken on a national leadership role as a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Board of Directors.  He is past president of the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Board of Directors.

Goss is a member of the Harlan County, Kentucky, Federal and Energy Bar Associations.  He is admitted to practice in all Kentucky Courts, federal courts at the District and Circuit Court levels, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.  He has served on the Harlan County Industrial Development Commission, the Harlan County Judicial Center Planning Committee and as chairman of the Buildings and Facilities Committee of the Harlan Independent School System. Goss is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Harlan and is a deacon of the Harlan Baptist Church.  He is married to Becky Goss.

The PSC is a three member administrative body with quasi-legislative and quasi-judicial duties and powers regulating over 1,500 utilities. It is funded by an assessment paid by all utilities under the commission's jurisdiction based on a utility's annual gross intrastate revenues. The commission, created by the Acts of the 1934 General Assembly, the current version of which forms Chapter 278 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes, performs its regulatory functions through issuance of written orders, following adjudicative and rulemaking procedures outlined in Chapter 278 and administrative regulations promulgated by the commission in Chapter 807 of the Kentucky Administrative Regulations.