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Bruce Breslow named to Nevada PUC

Bruce Breslow is the newest appointee to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, Gov. Brian Sandoval announced.

Breslow, a former Sparks mayor, will replace Paul Thomsen, who stepped down from the commission earlier this year.

The appointment is effective Sept. 5.

Breslow currently serves in the governor’s cabinet in his role as director of the Department of Business and Industry.

As the director, he oversees 14 state regulatory and administrative divisions including the Athletic Commission, Transportation Authority, Financial Institutions, Housing, Mortgage Lending and the Real Estate divisions. Previously, Breslow served as the director of the Department of Motor Vehicles, the executive director of Nevada’s Agency for Nuclear Projects and as a commissioner of the Transportation Services Authority. Breslow served as mayor of Sparks from 1991 to 1999.

“Bruce has served in my administration since day one and has served as a thoughtful problem solver as a member of my Cabinet,” Sandoval said in a statement. “He is a seasoned regulator, and I know he will do a fine job as the PUCN continues to make important decisions related to Nevada’s energy future.”

Sandoval also announced the promotion of C.J. Manthe from housing administrator to director of business of industry for the state, replacing Breslow.

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