Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Posey will NOT seek re-election

Public Service Commissioner Lynn Posey issued the following press release:

Commissioner Lynn Posey not Seeking Reelection

Jackson, Miss., 12/30/14 - After 20 years of service in the Mississippi State Senate and 7 years with the MS Public Service Commission, Central District Public Commissioner Lynn Posey has announced his decision to not to seek reelection.

"My family and I are grateful to the people of the central district for allowing me to serve them. It has certainly been an honor and privilege to represent the good people of the district, said Commissioner Lynn Posey, "As always if I can be of service in my final year as Chairman of the PSC please don't hesitate to call my office."


Anonymous said...

Posey won't be missed.

Anonymous said...

Looks like ol Lynn ran out of steam. Or maybe I should say he ran out of lignite.

Anonymous said...

Which can also be said for virtually any politician leaving office.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

according to the CL, that job only pays $78,000. I'd quit too. Hell, young ada's make more than that.

Anonymous said...

The man has devoted 28 years of his LIFE to public service. How many of you complainers have contributed anything to the betterment of Mississippi? None? Yeah. I figured...

Anonymous said...

4:18 PM is as bitter as they come.

Anonymous said...

Not bitter my friend @4:47 just a bit concerned as to all the negativity regarding Posey.

Anonymous said...

His state pay is $78,000. His 'consulting' pay is probably twice that.

Anonymous said...

@ 4:18

Because without nice things like the beef plant and Kemper and Farish Street and the Diberville Dolphin boondoggle where would Mississippi be? Still stuck in last place?

Anonymous said...

@5:27 does that mean we can count on your name being on the ballot next year?!!?

Anonymous said...

@418 - what is the best way to affect change in Mississippi? sitting in office in Jackson? Or hitting the streets and trying to impact lives there?

The problem with all of our elected officials is that they all stink. For my entire life (more than 50 years), mississippi has been best at being the worst and worst at being the best (unless being best at being worst). How long do you give guys like Posey a free pass? 28 years is too long for idjuts like him to sit on their duffs and do nothing but pass time and exhale pollutants.

16th Check said...

He must have two more PERS years tucked away somewhere. I figure a few months of 'leave time'. Maybe he drove a school bus in Junior College.

Can we look for Cecil Brown to try his hand at electric bills?

Anonymous said...

5:20 I am shocked that you suggest that a Mississippi elected official with vast power over huge companies with huge assets might work on the side "consulting". Now he might mow lawns in the summer or something, but who could he consult for?????

5:27 was too wild as a young adult said...

@6:19. Alas, I am unelectable due to various indiscretions in my youth.

Anonymous said...

@6:19. Alas, I am unelectable due to various indiscretions in my youth ...

which led to the distortions of your brain on display here.

Anonymous said...

Jackson, Miss. (December 28, 2014) Jason Cochran announced today that he is exploring the potential of running for Public Service Commission.
“I have been looking at several opportunities for public service, including the Mississippi Legislature and Public Service Commission, should Lynn Posey decide to not seek re-election. Having received confirmation today that Mr. Posey will not run for his post, I am seriously considering seeking election to fill his office. I have been approached by a number of individuals encouraging me to pursue this avenue, and I will continue to seek the counsel of my family, friends and others as I determine my course for the future,” stated Cochran.
Having grown-up in a family of public servants, including his father Neilson Cochran, his mother Connie Cochran, and his uncle Thad Cochran, Jason understands the commitment required in serving the citizens of Mississippi. Jason Cochran expects to formulate his plans and announce his decision within the next several weeks.
According to Cochran, “Lynn Posey has a long and distinguished record of serving in the Mississippi Legislature and as Public Service Commissioner, for eight (8) years. I congratulate him on his commitment to the people of Mississippi and look forward to determining how I can best serve the citizens.”

Anonymous said...



epic troll fail

seriously, if that's the best you can do, you ought to stay home.

lol at feeble trolling

Anonymous said...

Charles Barbour to announce his candidacy in 5...4...3...2...

And In This Corner said...

Whatever happened to Nielson Cochran?

But, anyway, two strikes against young Cochran are found in his trial balloon (above). (1) He refers to the job as Posey's Post. (2) He congratulates Posey on a long and successful stint at serving the public. Both of those are red flaggers.

I reckon he thinks he can subliminally transfer all of Posey's support to himself with those remarks.

1:55 a.m. is probably correct. There is a rule in Mississippi that the Barbour family has first right of refusal of any political job opening up.

Anonymous said...

4:38 said, "1:55 a.m. is probably correct. There is a rule in Mississippi that the Barbour family has first right of refusal of any political job opening up."

Excellent point.

Anonymous said...

Several of you are misspelling "public servant" it is "self servant". Get it right!

The Oracle of Madison said...

"1:55 a.m. is probably correct. There is a rule in Mississippi that the Barbour family has first right of refusal of any political job opening up. "

Historically that may have been true, but two major changes have occurred.

1) Most Republicans I know were nauseated by Haley's pardons of 5 guys who murdered their wives/girlfriends in broad daylight, in front of the victim's kids, etc, and even bought cars for a few of them. Normal people found this morally repugnant, and realized what a windbag he is about "family values"

2) His financial management skills are being exposed with the failure of the handouts to his cronies to revitalize the gulf coast after Katrina. There was some legitimate disagreement about whether the money should be used for housing (when no jobs were available) versus jobs (when there was no housing for workers who came back to the coast) but the long term results now show that neither result was a real concern for Haley's crew, just grabbing the federal money.

I don't think the Barbour name is carries much weight in MS anymore, something I never would have believed ten years ago.

Like a Greek tragedy, all the shame and embarrassment is self-induced due to his own greed.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 1:55 and 9:51. The Barbours certainly feel entitled to any job (hence Charles B's running for most any office). The coal plant boondoggle always has Barbour fingerprints on it to my understanding. Haley B is a very smart guy.

If Mississippi benefits from Haley helping Haley then all the good, but I think its more about Haley helping Haley than Haley helping anything else.

Anonymous said...

I hear Lee Yancey needs a job.

Anonymous said...

Anybody got a bio on Jason Cochran?

Clear Vision said...

9:51; Too many of you actually believe the electorate gives a whit about 'the pardons'. Most of them (not counting the low information crowd) know full well that 85% of the pardons were granted to people who were NOT incarcerated.

If you think the Barbours don't still have a strangle-hold monopoly, where were you when Republicans trotted out the youngest of the Barbour stable, repetitively, during the Cochran Chronicles?

Nothing happens in Mississippi politics without a faint Barbour Watermark on it in one way or another.

Isn't Jeppie still hanging around headquarters downtown, monitoring who comes and goes from the building and for what purpose, wearing what color golf shirt?

This is still the Ponderosa, Ben is still in charge, Hoss is still at the door, Joe is doing what he does best, Adam is tattling and Hop Sing is over at Tico's reserving tables.

Anonymous said...

Dear lord we don't need another Barbour or Cochran. Maybe we'll get lucky and an intelligent retired businessman with time on his hands and is tired of all the crooks will run. I'd even vote for 'the rent is too damn high' guy from New York. Maybe we should contact him.

Anonymous said...

I can only hope that the son is nothing like his father, whom I found to be the worst of the worst as politicians go.

I worried during those days, when we were trying to grow the GOP in MS, that Neilson would taint not just his brother, but the entire party.

Neilson was certainly the power company's " darling" while on the Public Service Commission!

And, why isn't is a surprise that Jason is a utility company project manager!?!

Outside Lookin' In said...

If you're going to properly tote the water, get it right! It's Kack-run.

Anonymous said...

I never liked Haley Barbour. I saw him for what he is early on, but the Barbour paranoia on this site is just that...paranoia.

Haley is not smart enough to be the Machiavellian mastermind y'all imagine.

If he were, he'd have had the self-discipline to lose some weight and not ruin his chances at running for President.

He may add to his portfolio but he blew it when it comes to real power and influence.

He's always been and always will be a money grubber. He's good at that but he's not good at acquiring anything he can't buy!

The big boys are and now forever will be using him, not the other way around.

Anonymous said...

Ah well, at least there is one candidate that can count without taking off his shoes even though he's a Democrat.

We really don't want anyone whose eyes glaze over when the utilities whip out their numbers.

Gosh and Shucks said...

But, back to Jeppie's boy.

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