U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, announced last week that the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works voted to approve the nomination of Lyon County Judge-Executive Wade White to the Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors. The nomination of White now goes to the full Senate for consideration.

“With (the) vote, the Senate moved one step closer to placing my friend Judge Wade White on the TVA Board of Directors and finally adding a Kentuckian’s voice to an organization with significant influence over Kentuckians’ lives,” McConnell said in a news release from his office.

“The 215,000 Kentucky households that rely on TVA for their everyday power needs deserve a representative who understands the importance of affordable, reliable power. As proven by his successful tenure as Lyon County Judge-Executive, Wade is just that leader. I look forward to the full Senate approving this highly qualified nominee and adding a commonsense, Kentucky perspective to the TVA Board.”

McConnell recommended White to the President for this position and recently introduced him to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate and Nuclear Safety.