By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
In a written statement, Alabama Public Service Commissioner Jeremy Oden (R) has pledged to continue to work tirelessly to keep Alabama energy both efficient and affordable.
Commissioner Oden said,
“It has been wonderful to represent the State of Alabama on the Public Service Commission for the last two years. Since Governor Bentley appointed me to this position in 2012, I have worked tirelessly to ensure that Alabama’s energy production remain both efficient and affordable. This required me to hold strong against an on slot of vicious attacks from well funded, out of state, liberal environmentalist groups. With Obama’s ‘War on Coal’ setting its sights on Alabama, I am more committed than ever to protecting the conservative values of Alabamians against liberal groups that want to raise our rates and put hard working Alabamians out of work.”
Commissioner Oden continued,
“Now it is time for me to campaign again. I have been given the honor of traveling across this wonderful state, meeting people, and going places I have never been before; wow do we have a great state! I hope I can continue to count on your support in the Republican primary election this spring. Our country and our State have been through a lot in the last four years, but since the Republicans have taken over the State government for the first time in 136 years we have seen incredible improvements. As your Public Service Commissioner, I have fought against the radical agenda coming down from Washington, D.C. and, if reelected, I will continue to fight for conservative values and Christian principles throughout this State.”
Former state representative Jeremy H. Oden has endorsements from the Alabama Patriots, the Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA), Manufacture Alabama, the Alabama Patriots, the Alabama Retail Association and Congressman Robert Aderholt (R).
Commissioner Oden said, “I want to thank all of my supporters for their kind words and prayers that continue to give me strength while I am on the campaign trail.”
Commissioner Oden also announced that he met this week with Congressman Fred Upton (R), who is the Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee. After their meeting Commissioner Oden said, “I’m glad that we have fighters like Congressman Upton in D.C. to fight against Obama’s radical agenda. As your Public Service Commissioner I have stood up against Obama’s environmentalist allies and I will continue to stand up and fight to ensure coal jobs remain in Alabama.”
Commissioner Oden faces a Republican challenger in conservative activist Kathy Peterson who ran for President of the PSC in 2012.
The Republican Primary is June 3rd.