Tallassee Mayor John “Johnny” Hammock announced Tuesday that he is running for Alabama Public Service Commissioner Place 1. Hammock is the current mayor and superintendent of utilities for the city of Tallassee and is serving in his second term.
“It has been an honor and privilege to serve as Mayor of Tallassee and Superintendent of Utilities over the past 5 years,” Hammock said. “The work that we have accomplished has helped make Tallassee a better place to live, raise a family, and start a business, and now I want to do the same for the State of Alabama.”
“The failed energy policies we see coming out of Washington D.C from the liberal elites are making utilities more expensive,” Hammock said. “The Biden-Harris administration is working every day to do everything they can to make working-class families struggle right here in Alabama,” going on to say, “they are killing our small businesses, the middle class, and destroying jobs in our economy. I’m tired of it and I’m ready to step up and start helping fight back against their socialist policies.”
Hammock serves on the board of directors for the Alabama League of Municipalities. He is a member of EDAA, a member of ACCMA, is the founder of the Tallassee economic development committee, a member of the Tallassee Planning commission, serves on the board of directors for AMES, is on the board of directors for Central Alabama Aging Consortium, serves on board of CARPDC, and is a member of the Tallassee Chamber of Commerce.
Hammock says that during his time as mayor of Tallassee he has brought in over $4.3 million dollars in grants to help improve Tallassee including; replacing aging sewer lines, putting new gas lines, replacing water tanks, repaving streets, etc.
“I am running for the office of Public Service Commission because I have served my hometown and now I want to serve the people of the great state of Alabama,” Hammock said. “My experience as Superintendent of Utilities over water, waste water, and gas have prepared me to serve on the PSC. I’ll always be transparent, fair, and an ethical public servant who will work each and every day for you.”
Hammock is a lifelong conservative and is a member of the Elmore County Republican party executive committee.
Hammock has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama. He and his wife Kimberly own a small business. They have three children.
Hammock is challenging incumbent PSC Place 1 Commissioner Jeremy Oden in the Republican primary.
“We need fresh blood in the PSC and someone with boots on the ground experience in Utilities,” Hammock continued. “I won’t be outworked and I look forward to traveling the state and getting to meet the great people of our state.”
Hammock says that his work ethic speaks for itself, with over a decade of small business ownership and tirelessly navigating his city through a pandemic. He believes that the Democrats push for renewable energy will cost businesses, farmers, and the hardworking families of Alabama thousands of dollars.
The Republican Primary election will be on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.