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Beatty tapped for state Utilities Commission

Posted December 30, 2008 3:13 p.m. EST
Updated December 30, 2008 4:03 p.m. EST

— Bryan Beatty, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety, has been nominated to the state Utilities Commission, the governor's office said Tuesday.

"Bryan Beatty's dedication and integrity is unmatched in government," Gov. Mike Easley said in a news release. “No matter what job he has held, he has always put the best interests of the state of North Carolina and her people first."

State law requires the General Assembly to confirm the appointment to the commission, which regulates the rates and services of all public utilities in the state.

Earlier this month, Beatty said he was leaving his current post, which he has held since January 2001, where he oversees the state Highway Patrol, Division of Alcohol and Law Enforcement, the Emergency Management Division and the National Guard.

Beatty said he was proud of his service to the state and was looking forward to serving in his new position.

Easley has also nominated Holly Springs attorney Susan Rabon, who currently serves as a senior assistant for administration in the governor's office, to the commission.

“Her integrity and knowledge of state government are unmatched," Easley said. "Her first priority has always been the needs and concerns of the people of North Carolina, and I know she will take that same approach as a member of this commission.”

Rabon has served as a corporate attorney and chief of staff for the Department of Justice.