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Commissioner Dane Maxwell elected PSC Chairman

By: Frank Corder - January 13, 2020

During the first meeting of the newly-seated Public Service Commission, Southern District Commissioner Dane Maxwell was elected to serve as Chairman by his fellow Commissioners.

Maxwell was sworn in as Public Service Commissioner on January 2 after previously serving as Mayor for the City of Pascagoula.

“It’s an honor to have the confidence of my colleagues to serve as Chairman,” Maxwell said. “The PSC plays an extremely important role in state government and affects every Mississippian. I look forward to serving as Chairman of the Commission and plan to work side by side with Mississippi residents and with businesses to move Mississippi’s economy forward and protect customers’ interests across the state.”

Among the first items Maxwell addressed in Monday’s meeting was approving a rate decrease for Mississippi Power Company customers regarding the company’s fuel costs. The decrease will go into effect beginning the February billing cycle.

“It’s great to see this rate decrease take place for Mississippi Power customers and I’m proud that this was one of the first things enacted by the Public Service Commission after I was selected Chairman. I will continue to work for customers in South Mississippi to ensure rates are just and reasonable and open more doors and opportunities for economic development.”

Release from the Mississippi Public Service Commission.

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father. Email Frank: