There’s a crisis of integrity at the Arizona Corporation Commission and it’s time to elect commissioners who are willing to put ratepayers first!
While the average Arizonan is working hard to keep food on the table and take care of their family, the only time they ever hear about the Arizona Corporation Commission is because of bad things: conflicts of interest, drugs, and resignations that have plagued the Commission for nearly two decades. And, utility rate increases.
Recent scandals have included: indictment of a member for giving rate increases to a utility paying the commissioners spouse; illegal drugs found in ACC offices; and most recently, a commissioner being questioned for championing a proposal that benefited a donor, who funded more than 50 percent of the commissioner’s election campaign.
None of the problems at the ACC have occurred because of how Commissioners are elected. Rather, they all have resulted from how commissioner behave once in office.
I’m proud to have the support of longtime Republican elected officials including Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, State Representatives Jay Lawrence and Heather Carter, and Valley mayors like Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane, Mesa Mayor John Giles, and Cave Creek Mayor Ernie Bunch because they all know Arizona ratepayers deserve better!
It’s time to clean up the Corporation Commission by adopting a thoughtful, time-tested, and universally-accepted code of conduct that protects ratepayers and restores integrity.