Kasich Announces Appointment to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio February 20, 2015 COLUMBUS - Today Gov. John R. Kasich announced the appointment of Andre T. Porter of Gahanna (Franklin Co.) to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). Porter will serve as a commissioner for a term beginning April 11, 2015 and ending April 10, 2020. Porter serves as director of the Ohio Department of Commerce. He previously served on the PUCO from 2011 to 2013 and before that was an attorney in private practice focusing on energy, public utilities and real estate law. He is a former member of the Gahanna City Council and the former president of the Gahanna Community Improvement Corporation. Porter received his bachelor's degree from Capital University and his juris doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.