MONTGOMERY — Public Service Commission President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh (R-AL) on Wednesday morning was sworn into office for a third term after her unprecedented electoral performance in the 2020 general election.
Receiving at least 1,386,861 votes, Cavanaugh on Tuesday won the most votes ever for any non-presidential candidate running in a contested race in Alabama. The previous mark of 1,335,104 votes was set by U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) in 2016.
In a statement after her win, Cavanaugh said, “The people of Alabama have spoken loud and clear that they support conservative governance, job-creating policies and leadership which values life and is driven by faith.”
“It is truly humbling to have received so many votes and gain re-election to serve as President of the Alabama Public Service Commission,” she continued. “Now it is time to get back to work.”
— Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh (@TwinkleforAL) November 4, 2020
“Hard-working Alabamians built an incredible economy the last four years, and now it is time for all of us to do our part to make sure we create the same opportunities, again,” Cavanaugh remarked. “We will support our workers and small businesses with energy and economic policies which brought unprecedented prosperity and record-low unemployment.”
“These policies are now under attack from those who want to see big government gain control of more parts of our lives, and that is why I will fight them every step of the way,” she advised. “We can fight AOC and Pelosi right here in Alabama, at the PSC, by holding the line on an agenda that values life, freedom and our right to earn a living to take care of our families.”
Cavanaugh concluded, “AOC’s Green New Deal is the most dangerous policy proposal of our lifetime. She and other liberals in Washington are attempting to take our country back to the dark ages for no other reason than to allow government to rule our lives. We’ll be back stronger than ever. I know we will because I know how great the people of Alabama are. If there’s one group of people who can lead the nation, it is Alabamians. Our mission begins today.”
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn