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House speaker endorses Oden, Beeker for Public Service Commission

The run-off is set for June 21.

House Speaker Mac McCutcheon.

Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Mac McCutcheon, R-Monrovia, announced Monday his endorsement of incumbent Alabama Public Service Commissioners Jeremy H. Oden, commissioner for Place 1, and Chip Beeker, commissioner for Place 2, for each of their respective re-election campaigns.

In a statement released Monday, McCutcheon said that re-electing both Oden and Beeker to the PSC will ensure “Alabamians have a conservative voice on the state level,” in contrast to what McCutcheon describes as the “radical, liberal anti-energy agenda” of the Biden administration.

“Alabama has the most conservative Public Service Commission in the nation, and we need to keep it that way,” McCutcheon said. “That’s why I’m proudly voting for conservative fighters Jeremy Oden and Chip Beeker on June 21. This is a critical election for Alabama’s future, and we need to get everyone out to the polls to keep the PSC conservative. We cannot allow the radical Left to buy a Republican primary in our state. Chip Beeker and Jeremy Oden will fight President Biden’s ‘America Last’ Green New Deal agenda, and they’ll defend our jobs, small businesses, farmers, and values.”

At the conclusion of his endorsement, McCutcheon said both PSC candidates “support affordable, reliable, and secure energy for hardworking Alabama families.”

“I am proud to endorse them and urge Alabamians to vote to keep the Alabama Public Service Commission conservative,” McCutcheon said.

Both incumbents are heading into run-offs for each of their respective Public Service places, with Jeremy Oden scheduled to face challenger Brent Woodall, an attorney and former chief of staff at the Alabama Public Service Commission, for Place 1. In turn, Chip Beeker will face challenger Robert McCollum, a small business owner originally from Dadeville, for Place 2.

The run-off is set for June 21.

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John is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can contact him at [email protected] or via Twitter.

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