Analysis: Brandon Presley likely utility regulator head

Start thinking of him as Chairman Presley.

Brandon Presley has never been shy and retiring. But with a second Democrat coming onto the Mississippi Public Service Commission, the Northern District commissioner will likely take center stage at the utility regulatory agency.

With Democrat Cecil Brown of Jackson being sworn into the Central District commission seat, replacing Republican Lynn Posey of Union Church, Presley is likely to become chairman of the three-member body. They will be joined by Republican Sam Britton of Laurel, who takes over from Phil Bryant appointee Steve Renfroe of Moss Point. While Renfroe declined to publicly identify himself with a party, he supported Posey as the commission’s chairman.

Clarion Ledger