- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 25, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Republican state senator from suburban St. Louis has been appointed to serve on Missouri’s utility regulatory commission.

Sen. Scott Rupp, of Wentzville, was appointed Tuesday to a six-year term on the Missouri Public Service Commission by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

Rupp is prohibited by term limits from seeking re-election and had said in January that he expected to be appointed in March to the commission.

Rupp’s appointment will need confirmation from his fellow senators. He would have to resign to serve on the PSC.

Rupp was first elected to the state House in 2002 and won a special election to the Senate in 2006. The PSC job pays about three times as much as Rupp’s state Senate position.

Rupp has said it would pose a good career challenge.

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