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. Please join the fight by signing the petition.
Right now, many Arizona families are worried. Worried about their jobs, children, and mounting bills. Parents are losing sleep at night concerned with how they will provide for their families. The utility companies should have suspended peak rates in March, they have done nothing and now they are taking in record profits.
That’s a slap in the face to every Arizonan doing their part to get through this crisis.
Many Arizonans have faced double digit increases in their utility bills. The job of a Commissioner should always be to put Arizonans first when making decisions about rates. By keeping rates low Arizonans will have more money to invest in housing, education, childcare, and healthcare.
I will work to implement consumer protections for Arizonans in extreme heat and cold. This is a common sense solution to protect Arizonans. Utility shutoffs in extreme weather have led to heat related deaths during the summer months. These deaths were tragic and avoidable. Consumer protections are a life safety issue and we must put the preservation of life ahead of corporate profits.
The Corporation Commission is responsible for ensuring safe, reliable, and affordable utility service. Commissioners have to protect Arizona’s future by ensuring that Arizona can take full advantage of developing technologies, renewable energy, and well maintained, safe and reliable utility service. The Future of Arizona depends on it.
Financial fraud is a serious crime and a major concern for all Arizonans. I will be tough on financial crimes requiring restitution to investors. I will work with the legislature to strengthen protections and with the Arizona Attorney General’s office to facilitate the prosecution of white collar criminals.