Foster Campell

Louisiana Public Service Commissioner

Campbell to Seek Re-election to PSC

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SHREVEPORT, La., 20 August 2014 – Today Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell submitted qualifying documents to the Secretary of State declaring his intent to seek a third term on the PSC representing District 5 in North Louisiana.

“I have fulfilled my promise to be an active and independent commissioner who fights for the interests of the people,” Campbell said.  “If re-elected in November I will continue that fight.”

A Bossier Parish businessman and cattle farmer, Campbell has led efforts at the PSC to lower utility rates by tying company profit levels to lower borrowing costs.  He has supported solar power, expanded telephone and Internet service and tougher ethics rules for commissioners.

At the PSC Campbell authored rules exempting battered women from utility deposits and preventing gas and electric cutoffs during extreme weather.  In his former position as a state senator he coauthored the Do Not Call law, passed Youth Hunting Days and created multi-million-dollar endowment funds for education in Bossier Parish and statewide.

“I have held more than 160 town meetings throughout the 24 parishes in my North Louisiana district,” Campbell said.  “And for the first time in history I have hosted 11 full PSC meetings in North Louisiana.”

Before his election to the PSC in 2002 Campbell represented Northwest Louisiana in the state Senate.  The father of six children, he is married to the former Gwen Wilhite of West Monroe.  He holds a business degree from Northwestern State University at Natchitoches.