In the role, Hobbins would lead an office of attorneys and staff to represent low-income, residential and small business utility customers in cases that come before the Maine Public Utilities Commission.
and in PPH:
Lawmakers endorse Barry Hobbins of Saco as Maine public advocate
The unanimous decision must now go to the Senate before the longtime legislator can assume his new role.
Gov LePage picks Barry Hobbins as next state utilities watchdog
Hobbins would replace Tim Schneider, whom LePage appointed to the position in 2013 out of private practice at Pierce Atwood. LePage called the appointment one of the “worst decisions in my life” during a legislative fight to reform the state’s solar energy policies.
Schneider’s four-year term expired in March.
Also From PPH:
Barry Hobbins, a Saco attorney, would represent Maine ratepayers before the Maine Public Utilities Commission in matters including electricity and natural gas prices.
I personally do not know the Man - So I cant say anything one way or another!!
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