Senate approves 4 TVA board members

By The Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The U.S. Senate has approved four new members to the board of directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, which will go on to the President’s desk for his signature.

The Senate on Tuesday approved the nominations of C. Peter Mahurin, of Kentucky; Vera Lynn Evans, of Tennessee; Michael McWherter, of Tennessee; and Joe H. Ritch of Alabama to fill vacancies on the nine-member board. President Barack Obama made the nominations in September.

TVA Chairman Bill Sansom was quoted on the TVA’s Twitter account as saying he was looking forward to working with the new board members.

TVA provides electricity to 9 million people in Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.