Business Group Solely Endorses Reldon Owens in PSC Race

Baton Rouge, La. – WESTPAC, EASTPAC, NORTHPAC and SOUTHPAC, political action committees of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), announced today that all four of their political action committees have endorsed Reldon Owens for Public Service Commissioner District 4, an open seat to replace retiring Commissioner Clyde Holloway. This district stretches across Southwest Louisiana into Central Louisiana, including Northern parishes of LaSalle, Grant and Avoyelles.

The Public Service Commission is a constitutionally created, independent regulatory agency with only five elected commissioners. The PSC regulates all public utilities and motor carriers. The PSC has vast regulatory power so the business community is deeply invested in seeking out candidates who will take a cautious role in the development of a competitive, market-based approach to utility regulation whenever such an approach is in the public interest.

“Residents of District 4 deserve to have quality representation on the PSC. Reldon Owens will make a great Public Service Commissioner and will serve his district well in the coming years,” said Charles Trent, chairman of WESTPAC. “We believe that his decisions on the PSC will be done with thoughtfulness and thorough deliberation. He will be a great voice on the commission for consumers, both residential and commercial. “

Owens has an extensive background in operating a business as he has served as an executive team member for Diamond B Construction. Owens is thrilled with the announcement that LABI’s four PACs are solely endorsing him for PSC District 4 noting, “My mission in serving on the PSC is to ensure that citizens have affordable rates and reliable services by fostering a competitive business environment throughout Louisiana. That will be my focus when I’m elected as your next Public Service Commissioner.”
“In the near future we will need conservatives to tackle major issues impacting consumers and producers of electricity. We believe Reldon will listen to the concerns of the business community,” added Brian Landry, executive director of WESTPAC.

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