Public Service Commission candidate Robin Litaker announced on Sunday that she has launched a multi-platform media campaign across the state in the final week before the May 24th primary election. Litaker’s campaign includes radio, video and digital advertising and will run from Monday, May 16th through Election Day.

“I’m glad we’re able to reach so many people through these ads,” Litaker said. “I’ve been traveling the state for months now, meeting with people from the Gulf to the Tennessee line, but there’s only so many people you can meet in person. These ads will let those people I haven’t met know that I represent real conservative principles and that I’m a conservative who’ll act like one after I’m elected.”

Litaker said she's running for the PSC because she thinks it's time someone represented the people and rate-payers fairly, openly and honestly.

“I’m tired of so-called Republicans who get elected then sink into the Montgomery swamp. It’s time we had Republicans who act like Republicans after the election. There have been a lot of things said about me lately, and I think that’s because I want to represent the people, not the special interests. I want to know why Alabama has the second-highest electricity bills and the fourth-highest utility bills in the nation. I want to know why there’s not complete transparency at the Public Service Commission. I want to know why some people act like the PSC is a part-time job but take full-time pay.”

Litaker has been endorsed by the Alabama Republican Assembly.

Litaker is a retired educator and was Alabama Teacher of the Year in 1997. She lives in Homewood. She is the past President of the Shelby County Republican Women. Litaker believes she is being called to serve the people of Alabama on the Public Service Commission. She previously ran for PSC in 2018 but was unsuccessful.

Litaker has been criticized by some Republicans for taking campaign contributions from environmentalists.

Litaker is challenging incumbent PSC Commissioner Chip Beeker.

The candidates for PSC Place 2 are Beeker, Litaker, and Robert L. McCollum. The Republican primary is May 24.

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