By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Former State Representative Steve Flowers has issued a press release announcing that he will be holding a press conference on Wednesday, January 9th, to discuss his intentions to run for statewide office.
The Alabama Political Reporter reported weeks ago that Flowers is expected to announce his candidacy for the Public Service Commission seat currently occupied by Terry Dunn (R).
Flowers will address the media at 10:30 am this Wednesday, January 9th, in the Senate Room of the RSA Plaza building in Montgomery, Al (770 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104).
Former Representative Flowers said, “I’m excited to make this announcement with a number of my fellow Republicans joining me. During my legislative career, I maintained one of the most conservative voting records among my peers and earned a reputation as being one of Alabama’s most pro-business legislators. I plan to continue that legacy in this next chapter of my public service.”
Commissioner Dunn has been widely criticized by Conservatives in the State for his alleged ties to environmental extremists.
Commissioner Dunn said on Facebook, “I have been fighting hard to lower those bills for more than a year now, so it’s ironic that the same people who are working to protect the company’s (Alabama Power) profit margin have tried to paint me as sympathetic to “radical environmentalists.”
If Flowers runs for the Place 2 Public Service Commission spot held by Dunn, he faces a crowded field that includes Dunn, Jonathan Barbee, Chip Beeker, and the head of the Alabama Minority GOP Philip Brown.