Allen Gordon to Assist MISO in Arkansas  

Former State Senator to Educate Arkansans on MISO Benefits

For Immediate Release
March 15, 2012

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Little Rock, AR – MISO announced today that former Arkansas State Senator Allen Gordon will represent the organization in Arkansas.

“Given Entergy Arkansas’ request to join MISO, it’s important for us establish stronger roots in the state,” said Aldie Warnock, MISO vice president of government and regulatory affairs.  “Given his understanding of energy and economic issues, Sen. Gordon will help us do that by reaching out to communities across the state to explain what we do, how we do it and what the benefits are to Arkansas.”

“MISO membership provides clear benefits,” said Senator Gordon.  “It will help keep electricity costs down and improve reliability. As a result, that will help Arkansas compete for new businesses that create jobs and economic growth.”

A native of Morrilton, Gordon is currently counsel with the law firm of Gordon, Caruth and Virden.  Most recently he served on the staff of Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.  Previously he served as State Senator for District 25 from 1982 to 2000.  In the Senate, he chaired the Committee on State Agencies and co-chaired the Joint Administrative Rules and Regulations Committee.  He was also vice-chair of the Judiciary Committee and the Joint Interim Committee on Energy.

About MISO
MISO ensures reliable operation of, and equal access to  high-voltage power lines in 11 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba. MISO manages one of the world's largest energy markets, with $23.6 billion in annual energy transactions.  MISO was approved as the nation's first regional transmission organization in 2001.  The non-profit 501(C)(4) organization is governed by an independent Board of Directors and is headquartered in Carmel, Ind., with operations centers in Carmel and St. Paul, Minn. Membership is voluntary.