08 August 2012

baton rouge rino erich ponti to run for public service commission

via www.thedeadpelican.com

geeze. voting this rino/gop fraudster onto the louisiana public service commission would be a bigger disaster than the disaster that is on their now.

are louisianaians really that stupid and pathetic to vote this ass clown onto the public service commission?

dont take our word for it -- go to www.legis.state.la.us >>bill search >> select a session >> select a member, view a list of instruments by legislator and look up the bills [for example: 2012] that ponti has sponsored and his voting record and you will quickly see that he is all about stealing your rights, freedoms and money.

corporate america couldnt ask for a bigger sell out/whore than erich ponti.


August 08, 1:28 PM CDT

Campaign has nearly $280,000 cash-on-hand

Baton Rouge - Small business owner and State Representative, Erich Ponti (R), will seek the District 2 seat on the Public Service Commission this November. Current Commissioner, Jimmy Field, has announced that he will not seek another term. Ponti, a general contractor with nearly twenty years experience of building a construction business and creating jobs, sees the Public Service Commission as a place where his conservative principles can serve ratepayers and help strengthen our economy.

"Louisiana is the hub of energy production in the U.S. As your Commissioner, I will make sure that the utilities are capitalizing on our state's resources to the benefit of Louisiana consumers and businesses," Ponti said.

In 2007, Ponti entered a crowded field of candidates for a seat in the State House representing a district in southeastern Baton Rouge. With shoe leather and a commitment to represent his constituents with honesty, integrity and accessibility, Erich won the seat. As one of two freshmen to be named to a committee leadership position in his first term, he worked to reduce taxes, balance the state budget and pass ethics reform legislation. Four years later, Representative Ponti was unopposed for re-election and would be tapped to lead the House Commerce Committee.

"I entered public service to help build a better Louisiana, one where our tax dollars are not wasted but invested in our families, our economy and long-term prosperity. We have turned the corner, but work remains to be done. One of my top priorities on the Public Service Commission will be to require utilities to bring the transmission grid into the 21st century. This step will lower the cost of power to users, ensure long-term reliability and expedite the restoration of power after damaging storms and hurricanes."

Ponti will file his latest campaign finance report showing approximately $280,000 cash on hand. Ponti has raised close to $170,000 of that total since entering the race for Public Service Commission in early June. The report includes contributors from all corners of the district and demonstrates the wide base of support necessary for victory. "From Baton Rouge, down the bayou to Houma and Thibodaux and over to Lafayette, our campaign is gaining momentum, and I've been humbled by the donations and encouraging words of those I've met," Ponti said.

Ponti is a graduate of Catholic High School in Baton Rouge. He earned a bachelor's degree in Construction Management from Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM). After returning to Baton Rouge, Erich started Accent Construction Services, Inc., a successful general contracting and development firm. It was through his profession that he first became involved in the political process. As a member of the Louisiana Homebuilders' Association, Ponti served in numerous leadership positions including President in 2007.

Erich is a proud father and grandfather. When he is not at a construction site, he enjoys spending quality time with his grandchildren, fishing or attending their little league games.

About Public Service Commission: District 2 Public Service Commission District 2 encompasses all or parts of 13 parishes from the Baton Rouge area down to Houma/Thibodaux and west to Lafayette. For more information about the Public Service Commission, the district or the campaign, please visit www.ErichPonti.com

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