Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Pence names regulator Atterholt chief of staff

Pence names Indiana utility regulatory chairman, ex-lawmaker Atterholt chief of staff
Posted on May 13, 2014 at 2:17 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence has named former lawmaker and current Indiana Regulatory Commission Chairman Jim Atterholt as his new chief of staff.

Pence announced Tuesday that Atterholt will begin serving as his top aide next Monday. He succeeds Bill Smith, a longtime Pence aide who left last Friday to start a political consulting firm.

Atterholt was appointed by former Gov. Mitch Daniels to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission in June of 2009 and was named chairman in October 2010. Before that, he was the state insurance commissioner for more than four years.

The Fort Wayne native served two terms as a member of the Indiana House of Representatives from 1998 to 2002. He was a lobbyist for AT&T-Indiana from 2003 to 2004.

Updated at 1:18 p.m.
 IMPD Chaplain David Coatie, right, supports Louis Allen, center, father of 15-year-old Dominique Allen, whose badly burned body was discovered in a backyard in Indianapolis on Sunday, as they walk back to the site where her body was found, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Dominique's purse and shoes were found about a block away from where her body was found. The Marion County Coroner's Office ruled the death, by asphyxiation, a homicide. Dominique Allen was a Ben Davis freshman. (AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Charlie Nye)

Updated at 1:17 p.m.
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