Senator Tony Smith Announces Candidacy for Southern District PSC
JACKSON- Senator Tony Smith, of Picayune, announced his candidacy today for the office of Public Service Commissioner for the Southern District. Smith has served in the Mississippi Senate since 2012 as Local and Private Vice-Chair, Education, Finance, Highways and Transportation, Insurance, Public Health and Welfare, and Public Property committee member. He has a proven, conservative voting record and intends to continue his commitment of transparency and accountability as Commissioner.
“As a local, small business owner and lawmaker, I understand the importance of fair regulations and holding those accountable for transparent and just pricing. My service as Public Service Commissioner will enable me to work with all regulated companies to ensure Mississippi residents receive the best service at the lowest possible rate. It is my commitment to encourage smart business practices and to preserve the highest environmental quality for generations to come.” –Tony Smith
The Southern District includes the following 27 counties: Adams, Amite, Clarke, Covington, Forrest, Franklin, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lamar, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marion, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Simpson, Smith, Stone, Walthall, Wayne, and Wilkinson.
Please visit the campaign website at www.tonysmithforms.com
*The Public Service Commission regulates telecommunications, electric, gas, water and sewer utilities. The agency is charged with assuring that rates and charges for services are just and reasonable, that the service rendered is reasonably adequate, and that any facilities constructed or acquired are required for the convenience and necessity of the public. Additionally, the agency exercises safety jurisdiction over gas pipelines and has area jurisdiction over all public utilities. In carrying out its responsibilities, the commission answers complaints, makes investigation and conducts both formal and informal hearings.