Jarrett to Exit

Public Service Commission Terry Jarrett announced that he will not seek a reappointment to the commission.  See his statement here.  His term expires September 11.


The PSC is one of the most powerful commissions.  It currently has on vacancy, created earlier this year by Kevin Gunn’s departure.  Gunn is a Democrat and Jarrett’s seat would open up a Republican slot.  Nixon might make the two appointments together to ease their confirmation in January.


But it’s also possible that Jarrett’s seat could be used to woo a Republican out of the legislature to weaken further their override ability.  We’ll see…


Originally in July 10 MOScout.