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Barbee and Brown Endorse Chip Beeker in Runoff

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Eutaw, AL – Citing his strength of character and determination to fight against the radical environmentalists’ agenda, Birmingham small businessman Jonathan Barbee and Birmingham minister and educator Phillip Brown, two former candidates for the Place 2 seat on the Alabama Public Service Commission, on Monday announced their endorsements of Eutaw cattle rancher Chip Beeker in the July 15 Republican run-off election.

“As we crossed paths on the campaign trail, all of us running for the PSC came to know one another, and I believe Chip Beeker is the only remaining candidate who can effectively fight against the radical environmentalist agenda and Barack Obama’s job-killing energy policies,” Barbee said.  “While most of the PSC members are opposed to the liberal environmental lobby, they say that one weak link can break a chain, and I’m convinced Chip Beeker can bring some much needed strength to this particular seat on the commission.”

“I am deeply thankful to those who supported my race for the PSC, but now I believe we must stand together and support a like-minded candidate, Chip Beeker,” Barbee said.

Barbee is the Executive Producer at Media Works Communications, a Birmingham-based production company that he founded in 1997, and has served as a consultant to businesses of all sizes across the United States and abroad.

He finished third in Tuesday’s Republican primary balloting for the PSC Place 2 seat.

Brown, who finished fourth, utilized social media to inform voters of his support for Beeker and his conservative, pro-consumer, pro-job growth agenda.

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“I would like to ask those who have supported me to give their support to the frontrunner, Chris ‘Chip’ Beeker,” Brown wrote on his campaign’s Facebook page.  “I have gotten to know Chip during the campaign and believe he is an honorable man.  On July 15, let’s elect Chip Beeker for the Public Service Commission Place 2.”

Brown is the minister for Birmingham’s Forestdale Church of Christ and is a teacher with the Jefferson County Board of Education.

Beeker said he deeply appreciates the support of both candidates and believes it will help him win the run-off election.

“I appreciate that my former opponents who are now my supporters recognize that I have the strength needed to keep utility rates affordable, to stand up for Alabama consumers, and to fight the leftist agenda that Obama and his D.C. cronies are trying to force upon our proudly conservative State,” Beeker said.

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