Monday, May 23, 2022

Vote Repke for Public Service Commission

| May 4, 2022 1:00 AM

John Repke has our vote for District 5 Public Service Commission (PSC). We have known John for many years. He has an extensive background in financial management and also brings the integrity and honesty that we appreciate in a public official. John Repke has 40 years of successful experience in private sector finance, strategic planning and organizational management. John has worked in oil and gas, as well as in the environmental services industry. John’s education and experience make him the best candidate for representing Montanans who are serviced by the companies regulated by the PSC.

The PSC regulates privately owned utilities and other companies that have a monopoly position in the markets they serve. Ensuring that rates are fair requires disciplined analytical work based on an understanding of business finance, accounting, economics and statistics. Experience in these areas should be a prerequisite for any candidate seeking a seat on this commission. Our Public Service Commissioners are some of the highest-paid elected individuals in Helena with an approximate salary of $110,000. We urge you to research and carefully consider which candidate is best qualified for this seat on the PSC.

We believe the PSC will benefit from John’s experience and honesty. We encourage you to vote for John Repke, PSC District 5.

Mary Lloyd and Richard Harding, Whitefish