- Associated Press - Saturday, December 20, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A state Public Service Commission member who stayed on after his term expired three years ago is calling it quits.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin spokesman Chris Stadelman says commissioner Jon McKinney is resigning at the end of the month. Although McKinney’s term expired in June 2011, a state law allowed him to continue serving, unless he was officially replaced.

McKinney has served on the commission since 2005.

Last month Tomblin appointed former state Sen. Brooks McCabe to the commission to fill another vacancy.

The Charleston Gazette (https://bit.ly/1zdNi41) reports McCabe would be the only commission member able to consider matters involving an investigation of West Virginia American Water’s response to the January chemical spill in Charleston. PSC Chairman Michael Albert recused himself from the case in August.

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette, https://www.wvgazette.com

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