After being a member of a group of concerned ratepayers for the last 20 months Mike Swanson, in my opinion, is the only credible choice for P.U.D. commissioner. Mike, unlike the other two commissioners, is not a "rubber stamper" . He has consistently questioned and challenged P.U.D. management's financial and personnel issues, while the other two commissioners showed no interest.
Most ratepayers are unaware that we are about to get another P.U.D. rate increase, which will be the second of this year. Mike Swanson was the only commissioner that sought to further investigate the man-lift issue, while being discouraged by the other two commissioners and the past P.U.D. attorney.
A vote for Mike Swanson is a vote for a commissioner who represents the ratepayer. I would encourage all ratepayers to vote to re-elect Mike Swanson as P.U.D. commissioner.