Today Gov. Eric Greitens announced the appointment of Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City to fill an expired position on the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC).
“I am pleased to appoint Senator Silvey as a member of the PSC,” Governor Greitens said. “He understands the need for all Missourians to have access to reliable and affordable energy.”
“I am honored to be appointed by the Governor to this position of public trust. Governor Greitens understands that Missouri’s energy rates continue to climb while our infrastructure deteriorates. He is a forward thinker, committed to addressing difficult problems like this in proactive way,” Senator Silvey said.
As an interim appointment, Sen. Silvey’s nomination requires the approval of the Missouri Senate within 30 days of the start of the legislative session which begins on January 3rd.
“In 2015, when I named Sen. Silvey as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment, I placed a great deal of faith in his ability to navigate the complex issues the committee handles,” Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard said. “His knowledge about the utility industry has been evident over the last two years by the way he led discussions and debate in committee and on the Senate floor. I’m pleased to sponsor his appointment for approval by the Missouri Senate.”
As a sitting member of the Missouri Senate, Sen. Silvey will recuse himself from any vote affecting his own nomination and will delay taking the oath of office for the PSC position pursuant to Art. VII, Sec. 11 and Section 386.110 RSMo until confirmed by the Senate.