Governor LePage announced today that he has nominated Bruce Williamson to the Maine Public Utilities Commission.  If confirmed, Dr. Williamson will be the third LePage appointee to the Commission, joining Mark Vannoy, Chair and Carlise McLean, Commissioner.

According to the Governor’s press release, Dr. Williamson is an economist at the University of Tennessee’s Howard Baker Center for Public Policy.  Dr. Wiliamson’s linked-in profile indicates that since June 2013, he has been the Senior Economist for the University of Tennessee’s Institute of Nuclear Security.

Dr. Williamson earned his PhD in economics at the University of New Mexico; holds an M.A. in International Relations from the Korbel School of International Studies in Colorado; and has an undergraduate degree from Cornell University.