Kansas’ Top Utility Consumer Advocate Resigning

The top advocate for Kansas utility consumers is resigning to take a job in Washington.

David Springe, chief consumer counsel for the Kansas Citizens’ Utility Ratepayer Board, announced Wednesday he’ll leave the state job next month to become executive director of the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates.

CURB is a Kansas agency that represents residential and small-business consumers in Kansas utility matters. The national association represents CURB and similar agencies in 40 other states and the District of Columbia.

Springe’s been with CURB 17 years, and has been chief consumer counsel for 14 years.

Attorney Niki Christopher will serve as interim executive director when Springe leaves. CURB’s expected to begin the search for Springe’s replacement immediately.

Associated Press information from: The Wichita Eagle