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Crist to announce PSC appointment in Orlando at 11

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Gov. Charlie Crist has revised his schedule to add this: PSC appointment announcement in Orlando. He's at the Waldorf Astoria and away from the Tallahassee press corps. Until this, he had nothing on his schedule today but the Orlando ribbon-cutting ceremony.

There are no candidates from Orlando. Here's the list again:

Gov. Charlie Crist has until Thursday to appoint two people to a four-year term on the Public Service Commission. The position pays $133,000 a year. If the governor fails to make an appointment, the PSC nominating council will choose. The nominees:

Matthew Carter, 56 -- Current PSC chairman. Originally appointed by former Gov. Jeb Bush after serving as staff director for the Florida House Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs. Has a law degree and is a Baptist minister.

John Grayson, 44 -- President of Grayson Accounting, a Tallahassee CPA firm; served as PSC's inspector general for six years. Has a bachelor's degree in accounting and an master's in business administration.

David Klement, 69 -- Former editorial page editor for the Bradenton Herald. Current director of the Institute for Public Policy & Leadership at the University of South Florida. Holds bachelor's degree in journalism and master's in communication.

Katrina McMurrian, 36 -- Current commissioner. Originally appointed by former Gov. Jeb Bush after serving on the PSC staff for seven years. Holds a bachelor's degree in finance and master's in business administration.

Benjamin (Steve) Stevens, 44 -- Chief financial officer for the Escambia County Sheriff's Office, former budget analyst for Escambia's County Commission. Holds a bachelor's degree in finance..

Felicia West, 41 -- Consultant and lobbyist in Washington, D.C., for Clyburn Consultant. Former PSC senior attorney. Holds a law degree.

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:20pm]

    

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