Jan 26, 2012 10:30 AM by AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Foster Campbell, of Bossier Parish, is the new chairman of the Louisiana Public Service Commission.
The Advocate reports the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for governor in 2007 was elected on a 3-2 vote Wednesday by the state's regulators who oversee the costs charged by utility, trucking and phone companies.
Traditionally, the commission had rotated the chairmanship between the five members. When Campbell's turn came, his fellow commissioners skipped him. Campbell was elected in 2003 to represent north Louisiana from Alexandria to Arkansas.
Campbell will assume the gavel at the next PSC meeting, scheduled for Feb. 15 at Louisiana College in Pineville.