No timetable for replacing Leonard Bentz

Southern District Public Service Commissioner Leonard Bentz had not, as of Tuesday, sent Gov. Phil Bryant a letter noticing his resignation from the Mississippi Public Service Commission.

It’s a matter of time before he does, Bentz said. Bentz was hired last week as the new executive director of the South Mississippi Planning and Development District, a publicly funded, regional economic development organization.

Bentz would not reveal a timetable for his transition, but said it would probably happen before the next PSC meeting, scheduled for Sept. 10.

He wouldn’t say who he would like for Bryant to appoint to replace him, either. He did say what qualities he would like for that person to possess.