The current president of the Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC), Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh, on Monday qualified with the Alabama Republican Party to run for Lieutenant Governor in the 2018 election cycle.
The lifelong conservative Republican is the first GOP candidate to qualify for the race.
“It is important for our state to have a strong conservative fighting for us and providing leadership in the Lieutenant Governor’s office,” Cavanaugh said. “Alabama needs to see conservative solutions when it comes to jobs, the economy, infrastructure and rural broadband, education, eliminating government waste, and
much more. It is time for Alabama to take charge of its own education system and produce a top-notch, trained workforce. With education as a priority, we will grow existing businesses and expand industrial recruitment. I look forward to continuing to lead on job creation in the Lt. Governor’s office.”
Called the “prohibitive favorite” by prominent Alabama political analyst Steve Flowers, Cavanaugh has received donations from over 450 unique individuals and businesses from across Alabama since June.
While working at the PSC, Cavanaugh has endeavored to lead by example by refusing a state car. Over the past seven years she has “rightsized” the PSC, reduced overall spending by 30%, and saved the taxpayers over $50 million. In 2017 alone, the PSC returned a record $13 million to the general fund.
“This election will be about our Alabama families,” Cavanaugh said. “With proven conservative leadership, together, we will build a brighter Alabama for our children and grandchildren.”