Excerpted from August’s Public Utilities Fortnightly cover article on the Maryland PSC, on page 20:
“No, we are not political. We all carry our life’s experience with us, and we all carry our viewpoints with us, of course. If you’re human, you have to. But we are not overtly political.
We try to stay away from that when we deliberate. We have three Republicans, and two Democrats, and that’s by design. It’s not a forced distribution, but it’s healthy to have various perspectives.
We have a diverse Commission. Three are lawyers but two are not. I’m not a lawyer, but I played one in the legislature for twenty-one years.”