Public Service Commission President
Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh
Date of birth: March 10, 1966; age 49
Political experience: President, Public Service Commission, 2012-present; Place 1 representative, Public Service Commission, 2010-2012; chairman, Alabama Republican Party, 2005-2007; ran for state treasurer, 2002.
Professional experience: Co-owner, Cavanaugh Bradley Animal Hospital; co-owner, Conservative Solutions; restaurant owner; deputy chief of staff, Office of Gov. Bob Riley; senior adviser, Office of Governor Bob Riley, 2007.
Civic experience: State director, Citizens for a Sound Economy; member, First Baptist Church of Montgomery.
Education: Auburn University, bachelor’s degree, 1989; Jefferson Davis High School graduate, 1984.
Top contributors: Drummond Company Inc., $50,000; PRIDE PAC II, $30,000; T-TOWN PAC II, $30,000; Alabama ACRE, $10,000; NUCOR PAC, $10,000; Inverness Properties, $10,000.
Main issues: If elected, the candidate wants to continue to fight overreaching Environmental Protection Agency regulations, cut wasteful government spending and fight for smaller government and lower taxes.