Why am I running?
For decades Arizonans have dealt with a Corporation Commission that has neglected the people. Corporations have done whatever they want and been able to get away with it. Arizonans need someone that is willing to stand up for them now, and in the future. Someone who will look out for their best interests proactively instead of reactively.
Many Arizona utility customers, just like you, end up paying more than they should, having disconnection issues, and sometimes are even the victims of abusive practices by utilities. All of these are problems that I can, have, and are continuing to address. For 4 years I have been a customer, just like you, that has dealt with unfair and unjust utility issues. Fighting empty promises, discrimination, neglect from the Corporation Commission staff, irresponsible rate setting, corruption, and refusal of service from a utility. All things that I can and will address as a Commissioner.
Arizonan’s need someone that understands what it’s like to be on the other side of the podium. I have extensive experience as a consumer, fighting issues that should have never been an issue to begin with. I have years of experience working with the Corporation Commission staff from a customer vantage point. I now where the deficiencies and shortcomings are in the Commission, and I know what it’s going to take to remedy those deficiencies. I have successfully fought to return water that was arbitrarily and capriciously taken away from a community, by their utility, for over a year. I have successfully helped a customer win a discrimination case against a utility. I am a member of an advocacy group that routinely fought for customers, keeping down rates, blocking corrupt utility sales hiding behind false premises, and exposing underhanded dealings. I have also worked with groups that exposed falsified logs from utilities, showed deceptive practices, and exposed questionable business models that have existed for years without the Commission being aware.
I have 20 years of experience in the corporate world, including everything from a low level employee to management. I have spent the last 10 years as a small business owner. I have experience in the communications industry, manufacturing, engineering, securities, and water/wastewater. All of which are important when analyzing and creating policy at the Corporation Commission.
I have the experience and knowledge of what it takes to create fair policies, not just for corporations, but more importantly, for consumers. I’ve seen what can happen when monopolizes companies are left to operate on their own. I know what it takes to create policies that remedy those issues proactively, instead of the current method of reactive remedies.
It’s time to put aside the current atmosphere of partisan game playing, and start focusing on the issues that really matter for Arizona’s future. Let’s stop this trend of neglect and overlook, and elect someone with the experience needed to serve you, the wonderful people of Arizona.