Lea MArquez Peterson
As your Commissioner, I’ve fought for you. Since joining the Commission, my top priority has been keeping rates affordable while providing reliable utilities. I understand that families and small businesses are struggling during these uncertain times. That is why I championed over $40 million in refunds to customers and pushed for plan flexibility for Arizonans who are suffering financial hardships due to COVID-19. I also supported efforts to stop disconnecting customers during the hot summer months and the COVID-19 pandemic to protect seniors and our most vulnerable. What else have I done in just over a year on the Commission? I’ve fought to hold utilities accountable because I know they work for us and not the other way around. In addition, I supported the Commission’s Code of Ethics to ensure that all commissioners are working for the best interest of Arizonans and to eliminate corruption and influence from the utility industry. Lastly, I am the only candidate with a plan to support expanded broadband access for students and families, especially in low income and rural communities. I am not a career politician. I’m a mother, small business owner and public servant fighting for affordable utility rates and economic prosperity. I would be honored to have your vote.
William "Bill" Mundell
I want to return to the Commission so I can join Commissioner Sandra Kennedy, the Chair of my campaign, in fighting the corruption that has resulted in unjustified rate increases and the crushing of rooftop solar. Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, or Independent, you should be concerned by the coziness between the current Commissioners and the utilities they regulate. When I return to the Commission, this undue influence by government created monopolies will end. APS/Pinnacle West spent millions against me in 2016. Why? Because as a Commissioner (1999-2009), I opposed their unjustified rate increases and their attempts to stop rooftop solar. And I will do so again. When I was a Commissioner in 2006, I coauthored the current renewable energy requirement: REST Rules. As a result, Arizona was a leader in solar energy. That requirement needs to be greatly increased. Arizona should be the Solar Capital of the World! I want to bring back integrity, fairness, and transparency to the Commission so it again works for regular people rather than powerful utilities and their political insiders and lobbyists. I ask for your vote so I can protect consumers from unjustified rate increases, stop corruption, and increase solar energy.
James "Jim" O'Connor
Jim brings a unique, needed skill-set currently absent at the ACC. Jim’s 42 years’ experience in finance with responsibility for regulatory compliance, investment portfolio management, and enterprise leadership, makes him the only candidate with that expertise. Jim O’Connor will protect Arizona citizens who are utility consumers from unfeasible ideas that would cause utility rates to skyrocket, resulting in undue hardships on many of our citizens. Jim will fight unsound regulations, crack down on financial crime, uphold the Arizona State Constitution and protect Arizona families and their finances. Jim has a long history of public service volunteering for leadership positions in the Republican party. Further Jim served for years on bi-law committees for AZ GOP, MCRC and Legislative District 23 in Scottsdale. He served as a member of the Electoral College in 2016. Jim has also served for 12 years on the Board of Grace Line Ministries, a non-profit Christian mentoring organization. He enjoyed four years of enrichment studies at Phoenix Seminary and is a partner at Pinnacle Forum in Phoenix. Jim's wisdom, integrity, and experience make him the right man for this job. Website: www.JimOConnorAZ.com Vote for Jim O'Connor for Corporation Commissioner on November 3rd, 2020.
Eric is running for the Corporation Commission to defend our families and everyday Arizonans from increased utility rates. Eric supports lowering rates, creating consumer protections, and getting a fair deal for all Arizonans. He believes the role of a Commissioner is to protect Arizonans. Commissioners should always do what is in the best interest of Arizonans. Eric will fight against unfunded mandates and out of control subsidies. Eric supports affordable renewables, solar and carbon free energy sources. Eric is fighting to eliminate peak rates which result in a 140% increase in the cost of electricity to Arizona families between the hours of 3-8pm. Eric will also bring his business and public policy background to make sure Arizona businesses are being taken care of. Eric supports reducing fees to start a business in Arizona and creating a streamlined process to create and expand businesses in Arizona. As a Commissioner Eric will focus on helping Arizona businesses grow and expand in Arizona. Taking care of our economy is crucial to making sure that Arizona is the best state in the union to live, work and raise a family. Find out more about ERIC SLOAN please go to EricSloan.com
The mission of the Arizona Corporation Commission is, "to power Arizona's future." The ACC is responsible for growing Arizona's economy, ensuring safe, reliable, and affordable utility services, enforcing an ethical securities marketplace, and modernizing a responsive government agency. ACC Commissioners establish policy, sit in judgment, and advocate on behalf of Arizona residents. Arizona has been my home since 1957. I've raised two sons, earned a B.A. and M.Ed from Arizona State University in Education, and served on the Cave Creek Town Council. My environmental commitments include board membership on The Black Mountain Conservancy, advocating for the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, as well as, the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and volunteering with the U.S. Forest Service. During my 40+ years, as an educator, I worked with the local teacher’s union on behalf of educational staff and with families from a variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. My responsibility, as an ACC Commissioner, is to represent the residents of Arizona. My role is to focus on the ACC's Constitutional oversight responsibilities; this includes engaging in decisions for renewable energy solutions to ensure a healthy environment. Together, we must elect individuals who are committed to building a sustainable future for Arizona.
As a legislator, Anna earned a reputation as a leader who fought for her constituents. Anna is a two-time cancer survivor and recipient of a lifesaving organ transplant. Because of her experience, Anna made it her mission as a state legislator to restore funding for nearly 100 patients on the transplant list - and she succeeded. In 2013, she won election to the State Senate and in 2016, Anna was the first woman elected to be Tolleson’s Mayor, where she continues delivering results for her hometown. Regardless of her role, the one question Anna always asks herself before making any decision is: will it be good for constituents and the future of our state? It’s why she is now running for the Arizona Corporation Commission. She believes that far too often, many of the Corporation Commissioners have forgotten about who they were elected to serve: the people of Arizona. Anna wants to restore transparency and integrity to the Corporation Commission, and she will fight to protect consumers and promote renewable energy so we have a strong and sustainable future. She is asking for your vote so she can be a voice for all Arizonans.