Ellen Anderson, who lost her job as chair of the Public Utilities Commission Monday when Republicans in the state Senate rejected her nomination, says she’s accepted a job offer from Gov. Mark Dayton.
She’ll be a senior adviser to the governor on energy and environmental issues.
Dayton had blasted Senate Republicans Monday after their vote to oust Anderson.
Anderson, a former state Senator who resigned her elected position last March when Dayton appointed her to the PUC position, said this morning that she’s “very grateful to [Dayton] for his support and very excited about this new opportunity, so stay tuned.”