Matthew M. Carter II was sworn in Thursday to the Florida Public Service
Commission, the five-member body that regulates the state’s investor-owned
electric, gas, water, wastewater and telecommunications companies.
Carter, 53, was appointed to a four-year term by Gov. Jeb Bush in
“I am convinced that if we (government, industry and our citizens) can
work together for the betterment of Florida, then our best days are ahead,”
said Carter. “I look forward to working to the best of my abilities with my
fellow commissioners, the Governor, and the Legislature to meet the growing
energy needs of our citizens in the fairest possible way and at the most
A 1998 graduate of Florida State University’s
College of Law, Carter is a former senior staff director in the
Florida House of Representatives and a deputy secretary for the Department of
Management Services. He previously owned a financial services company and
founded a law firm specializing in general civil practice. Carter is a United
States Army veteran where he held the rank of Second Lieutenant.
A resident of Tallahassee,
Carter is married and has two children.