Keith Jordan Appointed TPUC Commissioner

Monday, May 08, 2017 | 2:27pm

Nashville, Tennessee – (May 8, 2017) Franklin, Tennessee attorney Keith Jordan has been appointed by Governor Bill Haslam, Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally, and House Speaker Beth Harwell to fill the balance of an unexpired term as a Commissioner with the Tennessee Public Utility Commission (TPUC). He will serve on the TPUC until June 30, 2018.

Keith Jordan comes to the TPUC with 41 years of legal experience as a litigator representing plaintiffs and defendants in federal, state and local courts and before Tennessee’s administrative agencies. A former Tennessee state senator, he was elected to two terms from 1990 to 1998, having served as Vice Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee for four consecutive legislative sessions of the Tennessee General Assembly. In addition, he served on the Government Operations, Transportation, and Energy and Conservation Committees in the Tennessee State Senate. He was also a member of the Tennessee Bicentennial Commission and has prior executive State service as a former Executive Director of the Tennessee Law Enforcement Planning Agency.

"It is a great honor to be appointed by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives to serve in this important position on behalf of the people of Tennessee," said Commissioner Jordan. "I look forward to working with my fellow commissioners to continue the exemplary work this agency has generated over its many years of service."

Added Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally: "I was proud to join Governor Haslam and Speaker Harwell in nominating Keith Jordan for a seat on the Public Utility Commission, and I was proud to serve with Keith as a member of the Tennessee Senate. His experience as a lawyer and a legislator will serve our state well on the commission. I look forward to his many positive contributions."

Commissioner Jordan is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received his Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University School of Law. A resident of Franklin, Tennessee, he is married to Judy Henley Jordan, and together they have three children and five grandchildren.

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Contact:  Chairman David F. Jones (615)741-3668 ---- Greg Mitchell, Media (615)770-6883