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N.H. Gov. Nominates Hartland Resident for Position

A Hartland, Vermont resident and expert in environmental energy law has been nominated by New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan to serve as the state’s next consumer advocate.

If approved by the five-member executive council, Donald Kreis would represent residential ratepayers in the Granite State in proceedings with the Public Utilities Commission. Kreis has a deep resume to support his nomination, including service on the Vermont Supreme Court, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, and the United States District Court in Portland, Maine.

Kreis also has experience working with the Public Utilities Commission, having spent time as general counsel, hearings examiner and staff attorney for the commission.

The position became available when the state’s former consumer advocate – Susan Chamberlin – was not reappointed at the conclusion of her term, with the advisory board instead recommending Kreis.

Kreis said in a press release he’s honored that Governor Hassan has entrusted him with such an important responsibility.

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