I have always thought it was unfair that "regular" people can't run for office. I would like to show that it is possible to run for office in Alabama without the financial backing of special interests and BIG businesses. We need help spreading the word and volunteers to distribute campaign information.
My personal plan for transparency at the PSC is simplistic yet necessary:
I will publish monthly what I do every day at work.
I will post information such as who I meet with and why.
I will post why I vote the way I do during monthly commission meetings.
I will insist that the PSC website be more user friendly, updated and be a resource for the people of Alabama.
In addition I will answer phone calls, emails and travel to meet with citizens whenever I am asked….. AND
I will go to work every day as outlined in Alabama Code 37-1-9
"Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself"
I am not a politician – I am a public servant
I have spent my entire adult life serving the public. I have been vocal and active within my profession. I have stood up for children and teachers in this state and on the national level. Now it is time to speak up for ALL the citizens of Alabama. The Alabama Public Service Commission is not a typical elected position. This is a full-time job and requires the person elected to be at work in Montgomery daily. I am ready to step-up and speak up for ALL citizens of Alabama.
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter" ..... MLK
What do you think you can accomplish as a PSC Commissioner?
I have years of experience studying and implementing complex policies and regulations in a fair and equitable manner. I have worked with the public, served on national and state boards. I have met two United State Presidents, worked with Governors and worked to give teachers voices in educational issues. I can give the public an important voice in regard to public utilities. The most important attribute I have is that I know how to listen. When you conduct yourself with integrity, everything else falls into place.
As a PSC Commissioner, I will ensure that utility rates are kept low, consumers are treated fairly, and that the policies in place are the most necessary and effective.
Why are you running for the Public Service Commission?
Alabama has recently been ranked as the most corrupt state in the country. In the last few years we have seen a speaker of the house, governor, Supreme Court Justice, and others steeped in controversy which ultimately led to them being removed from office. In my career as an educator, I had to uphold a high standard of excellence and I was held accountable to the public in everything I did. Why should government be any different? I am running because I want to ensure that Alabama’s taxpayers and ratepayers are represented fairly.
Esther 4:14 .........."for such a time as this?”