State Sen. Lynda Moss has officially filed as a candidate for the Public Service Commission for District 2. Here is her edited statement:
“My work on the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee prepared me for the rigorous work of the Public Service Commission. I sponsored bills for energy savings for communities and internet connections for rural communities and I spoke out against policies benefitting the industry at the expense of Montana consumers.
“I put the interests of our family farmers and ranchers ahead of large energy corporations by voting ‘no’ on the eminent domain bill which would allow the taking of private property by corporations. I will continue to give priority to the interests of Montanans in my work on the PSC.”
Sen. Moss, a Democrat, said her three top priorities as a commissioner are:
• Keep utility rates affordable.
• Demand good neighbor policies for utility companies.
• Uphold the Montana Constitution to protect the rights of all - individuals and corporations alike.
Moss will make balanced decisions based on facts and getting things done. She is known for her statesmanship and for her stands on challenging decisions in the legislature.
Moss will be hosting a series of outreach tours in District 2 to outline her campaign to voters. District 2 of the Public Service Commission includes 10 counties in southeastern Montana.
Sen. Moss was elected to the Legislature in 2004 and elected for a second term in 2008. In 2007 Moss was the majority whip in the Senate and was a member of the Judiciary Committee for four sessions.
Moss has served as the executive director of the Western Heritage Center and most recently as the executive director for the Foundation for Community Vitality. She holds a graduate degree from Montana State University. Moss has a daughter, Heather, a son, Cris, and four grandchildren.