Forest Wright for LPSC District 1 in the Dec 6 runoff election
Congratulations to our friend Forest Bradley Wright who on Nov 4 took the most votes in Public Service Commission District 1. Forest took 38.46% vs Eric Skrmetta's 36.95%. Third place finisher Al Leone took 24.58% so he will drop out and the two leaders will go to a runoff election on Dec 6. Erik Skrmetta is the incumbent for District 1 and has been the chair of the commission this year. Mr. Skrmetta has shown himself to be dead set against renewable energy, solar, energy efficiency or anything other than burning fossil fuels. And he admits to taking most of his campaign contributions from the utilities that he is supposed to be regulating. There are only five seats on the Louisiana Public Service Commission. So electing Forest could make a huge positive difference in energy policy for Louisiana.
Sierra Club New Orleans Group and Delta Chapter have endorsed Forest Bradley Wright for election to LPSC District 1. Forest knows a lot about energy policy and clean energy and he has pledged to take no political contributions from utilities that are regulated by the commission.
Public Service Commission District 1 is a gerrymandered district that spans 12 parishes, including St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, St. Tammany, St. Bernard, Plaquemines and parts of Orleans and Jefferson, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, Ascension and Livingston. We are asking Sierra Club members and supporters to support Forest with campaign contributions of any size and to volunteer to knock on doors or make phone calls in District 1 to let people know he is running and to turn people out to vote for him.
Click on this link for Forest Wright’s campaign briefing
Here is the map of LPSC District 1
Click on this link to donate: http://www.forestwright.com/donations
OR make checks payable to:
Forest Wright Campaign 909 Poydras St., Ste. 1400 New Orleans, LA 70112
If you would like to help with the Forest Wright campaign you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me, Woody Martin at 337-298-8380.
Thanks for anything you can do to help