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Traverse City Ticker: Where Are They Now: Local Politicians

Posted by Ross Boissoneau on Jul 5, 2020

The Traverse City Ticker highlighted elected and appointed officials in Michigan, noting Dan Scripps who serves on the Mich. PSC, worked previously for AEE. Read excerpts below and the entire Ticker piece here. 

Years after our popular “Where Are They Now: Local Media” series, we’ve decided to revisit the concept with former elected officials in and around Traverse City to find out what they’ve been doing since they left office...

Dan Scripps was appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Public Service Commission in 2019. A decade ago, Scripps served one term representing Benzie, Leelanau, Manistee, and Mason counties in the Michigan House of Representatives. After losing his reelection bid in 2010 to Ray Franz, he ran again in 2015, losing to Curt Vanderwall. He subsequently served as president of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council and Institute for Energy Innovation, as a vice president with Advanced Energy Economy, and as the Energy Foundation’s midwest policy program director for 13 states. He also practiced law in Washington D.C., again working primarily on issues regarding energy.

Today, Scripps again lives with his family in his hometown of Northport, where his oldest is in school. His wife works from home, while he commutes back and forth to Lansing – or did until the pandemic hit. “There have been lots of phone calls and video calls,” he says. When (new) normal circumstances return, he will be commuting again, including going back and forth to the Upper Peninsula, where he has been appointed to the UP Energy Task Force...

Read the entire Ticker piece here. 

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