It appears that Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle is one of the finalists for a post related to offshore drilling.
Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle is reportedly being considered for a role in President Donald Trump’s administration.
Citing “a source familiar with the workings,” Politico reports the Republican is being considered to lead an Interior Department offshore drilling bureau. The unnamed source says it’s unclear whether Angelle is being considered for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management or Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.
Angelle currently serves on the state’s public service commission as the utility regulator for District 2, which stretches from Cameron Parish to Iberia Parish and north to LaSalle, Grant and parts of Sabine and Catahoula parishes.
For Angelle, this would be a no-brainer. His political career in Louisiana has stalled, to say the least. He has an unsuccessful bid for both governor and Congress on his resume and he needs a fresh start, outside Louisiana.
Republicans would likely retain Angelle’s seat on the Public Service Commission as well.
Good for Scott Angelle if he’s offered the position.