Members of the state Public Service Commission elected Art Graham as the new head of the regulatory body, returning him to a position he held from October 2010 to January 2012.
Former Gov. Charlie Crist first appointed Graham to the five-member commission that regulates utilities in July 2010, and Gov. Rick Scott reappointed him to serve a term through January 2014. In October, Scott picked Graham to serve another four-year term on the commission through January 2018.
"Serving again as chairman is a huge privilege, and I appreciate the support of my fellow commissioners and their confidence in my leadership," said Graham, whose PSC annual salary is $131,036.
Graham is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, or NARUC, and serves on that group's Committee on Water.
Before his appointment to the PSC, Graham served on the Jacksonville City Council. While on the council, Graham helped oversee the budget of JEA, a publicly owned electric, water and wastewater utility, and chaired the Transportation, Energy and Utilities Committee.
He also served on the Jacksonville Beach City Council from 1998 to 2002.