Snohomish PUD officials ponder BPA resignation

Herald staff

EVERETT — How the departure of Bonneville Power Administration chief Judi Johansen will affect the Snohomish County PUD remains to be seen, officials said upon hearing of her Thursday resignation.

Johansen, who since June 1998 has headed the federal hydroelectric power agency, is leaving for private business.

"It depends on who the administration appoints — and who the new president is," said John White, PUD assistant general manager.

A BPA spokesman said it is "highly unlikely," given the timing and the situation with the election, that the Clinton administration would appoint Johansen’s replacement.

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