Chip Beeker Faces Incumbent Terry Dunn for Public Service Commission
Former Greene County Commission Chairman Chip Beeker faces incumbent Terry Dunn for Public Service Commission. Dunn says he has a record of trying to protect consumers. He unsuccessfully sought formal hearings on the rates charged by state utilities including Alabama Power. He believes the electric giant is allowed too high of a profit margin and has too much influence with the state regulatory board. Beeker disagrees with Dunn’s push for formal hearings. He said rates need to be low, but utilities need to be healthy to provide reliable service.