Arthur House, a veteran political insider in Connecticut, has been nominated to run the state’s Public Utility Regulatory Agency. According to a statement from Gov. Dannel Malloy:
Throughout his career, Art has routinely exhibited strong leadership qualities and an independent voice, in addition to possessing valuable public service experience that will serve well in this role … He is passionate about his work and will provide a dynamic voice to carry out PURA’s mission.
House, who ran for the state senate unsuccessfully in 2008, comes from a communications job at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (who knew?) He has also worked as Director of Communications at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at Webster Bank.
House also worked, at various times, for U.S. Sen. Abraham Ribicoff and U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd. He ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Congress in 1984. He is the brother-in-law of Attorney General George Jepsen.
House will replace Anna M. Ficeto, who is now a superior court judge.
PURA regulates the rates charged by electricity, natural gas, water and telecommunication companies and oversees the state’s cable television companies.