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PSCP candidate, Chancey, visits Atmore

By By Chandler Myers
Matt Chancey, candidate for Public Service Commission President, stopped in Atmore Thursday to make door-to-door stops with residents and local business owners.
Chancey is in a runoff for the PSC President seat on July 15 with Twinkle Andress who finished ahead of him in the June 3 primary.
The PSC is a state agency, which regulates utility companies that have a monopoly status such as Alabama Power or AT&T.
Chancey said the main job of the PSC is to play the go between for the community and the utility in question.
He has two goals that he plans to fulfill if elected to the commission.
Chancey said the most important issue is the energy problem that is being faced right now.
He added that if elected he would like to go around the state and explain to people how help keep utility rates low.
Chancey’s second goal is to step back and examine what the commission has done in the past 15-20 years and see what improvements need to be made.
He said one issue he would look at is how necessary some regulations are because they can be like laws or taxes that become outdated and have no purpose.