Ohio Citizen Action announces support for Ellis Jacobs for PUCO Commissioner

Ohio Citizen Action and our members are proud to support Ellis Jacobs in his application to replace Sam Randazzo on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

Jacobs brings decades of experience as an attorney committed to public interest work, including service with Advocates for Basic Legal Equality and providing community support on a variety of environmental, housing, health and utility cases. As a native Daytonian, he has spearheaded neighborhood campaigns to protect the region from potential air and chemical pollution sources. Jacobs is also a member of the Universal Service Administrative Company board of directors, helping to administer telephone universal service funds nationally. 

“In addition to his extensive resume, Jacobs would bring to the PUCO a perspective that has been lacking in recent years—a focus on protecting the consumer rather than protecting the profits of Ohio utilities,” said Rachael Belz, Executive Director of Ohio Citizen Action. “His career-long dedication to increasing equity, fairness, and access to services at the community level would offer a unique benefit to the Commission at a time when corruption has been winning the day.”

Jacobs and his family live in Yellow Springs, and he has served as both a member and president of the Ohio Citizen Action board.

- press release, Rachael Belz, executive director, Ohio Citizen Action