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Jax Daily Record Friday, Jul. 29, 201612:00 PM EST

Jacksonville public works manager finalist for PSC spot


A project manager for Jacksonville’s Department of Public Works is among eight candidates for a spot on the Florida Public Service Commission.

A nominating council selected Jeffrey S. Foster and seven others from a list of 11 applicants to replace longtime utility regulator Lisa Edgar, who will leave the PSC at the end of the year.

Sen. Garrett Richter, a Naples Republican who is chairman of the nominating council, said the interviews will be Aug. 17 in Orlando. The council will forward three names to Gov. Rick Scott, who will appoint Edgar’s successor.

Others selected for interviews are:

• Jeffrey Bragg, a former director of a federal terrorism risk insurance program who also was a candidate this year for state insurance commissioner

• Thomas P. Brantley, an engineer who has been the longtime director of facilities management and construction for Leon County

• Todd Chase, a Gainesville city commissioner

• John. R. Coleman, a New Port Richey resident who is a retired New York State Department of Public Service supervisor

• Stuart W. Pollins, a deputy policy coordinator in the governor’s Office of Policy and Budget

• Donald J. Polmann, an engineer who worked in the past at Tampa Bay Water and was a finalist for a spot on the Public Service Commission in 2013

• Cynthia J. Wilson Orndoff, a professor of construction at Florida SouthWestern State College and a faculty member at Everglades University in Sarasota.

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