Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, PSC nominating council

Council chairman. FPL supported a renewable energy bill he proposed. Created the Committee Supporting Utilities & Competitive Commerce. Spoke at a 2003 telecommunications conference and socialized with telecom lobbyists when he was chairman of the Senate's utilities committee. Bennett was among a handful of Senators who pushed to confirm Crist's PSC appointees. "The power [companies] said, guess what, we don't want them up here so [they] said 'Hey ┬ůmaybe we can get rid of them," he told lawmakers before they voted on the two appointees.
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