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Public Service Commissioner Oden Accepts Endorsement of Alabama Farmers Federation

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The Alabama Farmers Federation has endorsed Public Service Commissioner Jeremy H. Oden (R-Eva) for election to a full term in the 2014 election.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Alabama Farmers Federation,” Oden said.  “My family has worked the land of Alabama for generations, and I am proud to say that my family still calls rural Alabama home.  My wife Samantha and I plan on raising our daughter Anika ‘in the country’ just as we were raised.  We want her to have the same ‘country’ Alabama values that we treasure – and that the Alabama Farmers Federation represents.”

Prior to his appointment by Governor Robert Bentley to the Public Service Commission (PSC), Oden was elected to four terms in the state legislature, serving for 14 years representing Cullman, Morgan, and Blount counties.  While in the legislature, Oden was named as the “Legislator of the Year” by numerous statewide associations.

Commissioner Oden has been selected by Governor Robert Bentley to serve as Alabama’s representative on the Council of State Governments Energy and Environmental Public Policy Committee.  The Council of State Governments Energy and Public Policy Committee is an opportunity for state leaders to come together and address emerging energy trends arising from environmental conditions, devise innovative and effective solutions, and suggest policy positions and response projects.

Oden and his wife Samantha have one daughter – Anika.  He is a native of Eva. Commissioner Oden comes from a long line of small business owners. His family owned and operates several businesses involved in construction, lumber, retail and farming. He also worked in the financial industry serving as branch manager and vice president of Eva Bank in Cullman County. He is an ordained minister at Abundant Grace Church in Cullman and has a degree from Asbury University.

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