Senators Lamar Alexander, R-Tn., and Bob Corker, R-Tn., made the following statements regarding Senate confirmation of Joe H. Ritch, of Alabama; Michael McWherter, of Tennessee; Vera Lynn Evans, of Tennessee; and C. Peter Mahurin, of Kentucky, to be members of the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors. The nominees passed the Senate by unanimous consent Tuesday evening.
“Good leadership at TVA is a priority for all Tennesseans, who count on having access to cheap, clean, reliable electricity—and I believe, after meeting these individuals and studying their backgrounds and qualifications, that they will provide strong board leadership,” said Senator Alexander.
“I was encouraged by the backgrounds of these nominees and am pleased they were confirmed by the Senate. TVA’s ability to provide low-cost, reliable power is critical to the economic health of our state and region, so I appreciate the willingness of experienced individuals to serve TVA as it goes through an important leadership transition over the next few months,” said Senator Corker.