Protecting AZ Consumers
"We thought we had retired from politics. But we can't just sit and watch what is happening at the Commission and not do something. It's an outrage that through the use of dark money one utility can literally buy its regulators. We are not for sale. Someone has to speak up for consumers."
Bill Mundell & Tom Chabin are running to restore integrity and focus of the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) to where it belongs: protecting the consumers instead of the bottom line of monopoly utilities and their multi-million dollar CEO's salaries. Bill & Tom's pledge to Arizona consumers:
- Protect consumers from massive rate hikes. Complicated pricing schemes that only benefit the profits of monopoly utility companies are not fair to the hard working people of Arizona.
- Clean up the corruption that has overtaken the Arizona Corporation Commission and stop APS and other utility companies from spending RATEPAYER money to buy elections . Unlike their opponents Andy Tobin & Boyd Dunn, Tom & Bill will work with current Commissioner Bob Burns to force APS and other regulated utilities to fully disclose campaign spending and prevent them from secretly spending millions of dollars to hand-pick commissioners who will be puppets for a pro-utility agenda.
- Restore integrity to the Commission so that it works for regular people again, not political insiders and big corporations. The Commission shouldn't be doing the bidding of big utility companies. It should allow every customer the opportunity to choose how they produce & consume energy for their own property. Unlike the majority of the current Commission, Bill & Tom believe property rights and individual freedom are more important than the profit margins of monopoly utilities.
- Implement a Code of Ethics for the Arizona Corporation Commission. This code will prohibit commissioners from having relatives who work for regulated utilities, secretly communicating with regulated utilities, using state resources for campaign purposes, and supporting one company's financial interests over competitors, among many other things. The code of ethics will ensure integrity and accountability are restored to the Commission in order to protect consumers.