BREWTON – The Alabama Patriots, one of Alabama’s largest Tea Party organizations, announced their endorsement of Jeremy Oden in the race for Public Service Commission, Place 1 today.
Danny B. Joyner of the Alabama Patriots explained that Oden’s endorsement was due to his strong conservative record, especially when facing liberal environmental interest groups.
“Commissioner Oden stood strong against liberal environmental groups that came from all around the country to Alabama to challenge the Public Service Commission. They wanted to disrupt our energy sector, shut down our coal plants, and raise our power rates,” Joyner said. “Jeremy Oden served Alabamians well when he fought against these well-funded assaults on our state and our sovereignty.”
Oden, who was appointed to the Public Service Commission by Governor Robert Bentley, staunchly opposed efforts by national environmental groups that would result in an increase in utility rates for Alabama consumers and, ultimately, jeopardize coal plants across the state.
Joyner explained what the endorsement will mean for Oden’s campaign.
“The Alabama Patriots will work hard to help Commissioner Oden remain on the PSC. We need him to continue to fight for jobs and low energy prices,” Joyner explained. “The Patriots are very concerned about higher utility rates that most Alabamians can’t afford. We are worried about the thousands of hardworking Alabama coal miners who stand to lose their jobs if liberal environmentalists and Obama win the ‘War on Coal’. Jeremy Oden is the only candidate in this race with a proven track record on these issues. He has shown that he will fight the good fight and do the right thing for taxpayers.”
Commissioner Oden gladly accepted the conservative tea party group’s endorsement.
“I am honored to receive this endorsement,” Oden said. “The Alabama Patriots and I believe in the same principles. We believe in the United States Constitution, the importance of the Christian values that are the foundation of this country, and the concept of limited government.”