Public Service Commission, Place 1
* Jim Bonner
Residence: Phil Campbell
Political experience: Republican candidate, Alabama Public Service Commission Place 1, 2018; Republican candidate, At-large Alabama Delegate Republican National Convention; 2016; Republican candidate, House of Representatives District 17, 2014; Republican candidate, At-large Alabama Delegate Republican National Convention, 2012; Republican candidate, Alabama State Senate District 6, 2010.
Professional experience: Electricity Instructor, Alabama College Systems, 1984-2011; mobile radio and communication system specialist, 10 plus years; real estate broker, 10 plus years; real estate law instructor, 10 plus years.
Civic experience: Member and road runner, The Shriners, current; president and delegate, Alabama Education Association;18 years.
Education: Master’s Degree with postgraduate hours in physics and quantum electrodynamics; attended Auburn University, University of Alabama, and University of North Alabama; Member of MENSA International Society.
Main issues: Bonner says “It is important that our Alabama Corporations earn enough money to provide adequate services and pay reasonable wages. The Public Service Commission was created to ensure that the ratepayers are protected and that all recipients receive services equally. As such, it is the responsibility of the PSC to equitably balance the profits of the corporations and the value of services to the ratepayers.”
Top contributors: Dr. James Bonner, $8264; Tome Scovill, $300.
*The Alabama state Republican Party has said it will not certify votes cast for Bonner in the PSC Place 1 race. The party censured him earlier in the week and urged people not to vote for him because of comments and social media posts that have been called racist, sexist and anti-Semitic.
Bonner said the social media posts have been taken out of context. He has said he is talking with his lawyer about appealing the decision.