Clyde Holloway announces bid for PSC seat

Forest Hill — With a strong record of serving Louisiana, Clyde Holloway qualified for the District Four Public Service Commission special election being held Saturday, April 4.

A vacancy was left when Commissioner Dale Sittig resigned his seat after being appointed to the Louisiana Offshore Terminal Authority in late 2008.

“Louisiana consumers need a commissioner who will fight for their needs, not the needs of special interests,” said Holloway. “As a member of the Public Service Commission I will work to upgrade our existing utility infrastructure, bring rural access to three-phase electricity, and ensure fair rates for consumers and business.”

While serving in Congress, Holloway was a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, whose jurisdiction covers energy, transportation, the federal communication commission, as well as others. His experience on this committee prepared him for his work on the Public Service Commission which covers the utilities, telecommunications and motor carriers.

“The conservative values I’ve had for over 30 years as well as the integrity I bring with me will move this district and Louisiana forward. I have a record of being in touch with the members of my district and will continue that tradition while serving as Public Service Commissioner,” said Holloway.

Recently Holloway served as Louisiana State Director of Rural Development for the USDA. During his tenure as state director he worked on renewable energy projects with cellulosic ethanol. As public service commissioner he plans to pursue new forms of energy for Louisiana as well as make utility rates competitive with those of other states to attract new business and stimulate economic development.

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