Posted: Aug 9, 2012 1:35 PM by Tonya LaCoste
Updated: Aug 9, 2012 1:41 PM
Scott Angelle, who resigned Wednesday as the state's natural resources secretary, has announced his candidacy for the Public Service Commission District 2 seat being vacated by retiring commissioner Jimmy Field. "The Public Service Commission operates at the intersection of the three 'E's' - Energy, Environment, and Economy. Angelle is the third person to announce his candicacy for the district two seat. The other candidates are former Lafayette Parish Councilman Ed Roy and State Representative Erich Ponti of Baton Rouge. "I have devoted most of my life to public service and I want to continue that service by fighting to protect consumers and ensure energy reliability and affordability," said Angelle in a statement.
Angelle said he'll fight to protect the state "from overburdening federal regulations, such as the recent oil moratorium, and work to ensure low cost energy for all of Louisiana, making our economy stronger and new and better jobs available."
Angelle is a Breaux Bridge native and has previously served as a St. Martin Parish Police Juror, St. Martin Parish President, Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources for eight years under two governors, and as Interim Lieutenant Governor during the B.P. Oil Spill in 2010. He is one of nine children and has five children of his own. One of his three daughter's is expected to deliver twins on Friday. His campaign is reporting $336,000 cash on hand as of this week's filing report.