The Lewis County Public Utility District 1 commission on Friday appointed Ed Rothlin as Commissioner of District 2.
Rothlin takes the place held by Dean Dahlin, who died last month.
The PUD manages about 3,370 miles of energized distribution lines and serves more than 31,000 customers, as stated on their website.
Rothlin graduated Centralia College and went on to earn his master’s degree from the University of Puget Sound. Rothlin has been working as superintendent of the Chehalis School District since 2010.
The president of the PUD’s board, Ben Kostick, released a statement following Rothlin’s appointment.
“Mr. Rothlin is a long-time resident of Lewis County and has strong ties to our community. His leadership as Superintendent of the Chehalis School District, experience working with community members, and knowledge of how the legislative process affects our customers were key factors when appointing him to represent District No. 2,” he said.
The Chronicle was not able to reach Rothlin for comment before press time.