Why I'm Running for the Public Service Commission
Fight for Your Utility Service
One of the biggest weights on anyone's mind is how much they will spend on utility bills. Whether its a light, gas, or phone bill, every dollar adds up.
As your Commissioner, my pledge is to ensure that customers get a fair deal on their utility bills. We deserve a Commissioner who will fight for us, and you have my word that I will continue standing up for our fellow Mississippians.
If you ever have a problem with your utility provider, no matter if it’s your electric, gas, or telephone company, you can call your Public Service Commissioner to ask for help.
Engage Our Small Towns and Rural Communities
In the 22 counties of the Central District, we have nearly 100 cities and towns of all sizes. Sometimes it feels that the big cities and counties get all the focus while leaving rural Mississippi behind.
Technology continues to change the way we interact with one another, and businesses must adapt to serve their customers. I will continue the work we have begun at the Commission to make sure cell phone and internet service across the state expands and improves. Too many of us are dropping calls while driving down the road, and while it is a nuisance, it is a public safety issue. If you have a medical emergency or are in an accident, you cannot call for help if you have no phone service.
Internet service is a necessity in today’s economy. We are buying more products online, and our small businesses cannot compete if they cannot get online. Our students and teachers are doing more of their schoolwork online and must have good internet service to go to school. This issue is a priority, and I will continue to work with our state’s internet providers about how to provide better service to all corners of Mississippi.
As your Commissioner, I will continue traveling to every corner of the district to meet with Mississippians to hear their concerns and develop action plans to best serve our communities.
We're all in this together, and we must support our fellow Mississippians regardless of where they live.
Promote Economic Development and Career Opportunities
As your Commissioner, I will continue the work we began to promote our state’s utility companies as places where you can build a good-paying career right here in Mississippi. No matter where in the state you live, we have utility companies all around us. You don’t have to move out of the state to find a job when we have so many opportunities right here.
During my time at the Public Service Commission, I met with leaders from each of Mississippi’s colleges and universities to establish a better communications network between our schools and utility companies. With these improved relationships, our schools and students are more aware of the careers the utility companies are looking to hire. As your Public Service Commissioner, I will continue to make sure that our utility companies look to Mississippians first when they are looking to hire new employees.