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Brandon Presley
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Member of the Mississippi Public Service Commission
from the Northern district
Assumed office
January 8, 2008
Preceded byDorlos Robinson
Mayor of Nettleton
In office
2001–2007
Preceded byTommy Lee Riley
Succeeded byR. V. Adams
Personal details
Born (1977-07-21) July 21, 1977 (age 45)
Amory, Mississippi, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationItawamba Community College
Mississippi State University (BA)
WebsiteCampaign website

Brandon E. Presley (born July 21, 1977) is an American politician who has served as a member of the Mississippi Public Service Commission from the Northern District since 2008. A member of the Democratic Party, Presley previously served as the mayor of Nettleton, Mississippi, from 2001 to 2007.

Career

Presley served as the Mayor of Nettleton, Mississippi from 2001 to 2007.[1][2] As Mayor, he crossed party lines to endorse the reelection campaign of George W. Bush in 2004.[3] After Bo Robinson announced his retirement[4] Presley was elected Public Service Commissioner for the Northern District of the Mississippi Public Service Commission in 2007 and re-elected in 2011, 2015, and 2019.[5][6]

Presley has advocated bringing internet access to rural areas of Mississippi[7] and has opposed the Kemper Project.[8] Presley, as well as the other two members of the Public Service Commission, opposes using Mississippi as an alternative site to Yucca Mountain for nuclear waste storage.[9]

In 2014, Presley succeeded Betsy Wergin of Minnesota to serve as chair of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ Committee on Consumer Affairs. The committee is charged with analyzing the role that state service commissions play in consumer protection within the energy and telecommunications industries.[10]

In the 2015 elections, Democratic State Representative Cecil Brown was elected to represent the Central District. This gave the Democratic Party a majority on the Commission. Subsequently Presley was appointed to serve as chair of the commission.[11] In March, he presided over the groundbreaking of the largest solar power facility in the state. The project is a joint effort between the PSC, the United States Navy and Mississippi Power at NCBC Gulfport.[12]

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Nettleton, Mississippi

Nettleton, Mississippi

Nettleton is a town in Lee and Monroe counties in Mississippi. The population was 1,935 at the 2020 census. Incorporated in 1888, the town was named after George Henry Nettleton, president of the Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad (KCM&B).

Mississippi

Mississippi

Mississippi is a state in the Southeastern region of the United States, bordered to the north by Tennessee; to the east by Alabama; to the south by the Gulf of Mexico; to the southwest by Louisiana; and to the northwest by Arkansas. Mississippi's western boundary is largely defined by the Mississippi River. Mississippi is the 32nd largest and 35th-most populous of the 50 U.S. states and has the lowest per-capita income in the United States. Jackson is both the state's capital and largest city. Greater Jackson is the state's most populous metropolitan area, with a population of 591,978 in 2020.

George W. Bush

George W. Bush

George Walker Bush is an American retired politician who served as the 43rd president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. A member of the Republican Party, Bush family, and son of the 41st president George H. W. Bush, he previously served as the 46th governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000.

Kemper Project

Kemper Project

The Kemper Project, also called the Kemper County energy facility or Plant Ratcliffe, is a natural gas-fired electrical generating station currently under construction in Kemper County, Mississippi. Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, began construction of the plant in 2010. The initial, coal-fired project was central to President Obama's Climate Plan, as it was to be based on "clean coal" and was being considered for more support from the Congress and the incoming Trump Administration in late 2016. If it had become operational with coal, the Kemper Project would have been a first-of-its-kind electricity plant to employ gasification and carbon capture technologies at this scale.

Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository

Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository

The Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository, as designated by the Nuclear Waste Policy Act amendments of 1987, is a proposed deep geological repository storage facility within Yucca Mountain for spent nuclear fuel and other high-level radioactive waste in the United States. The site is on federal land adjacent to the Nevada Test Site in Nye County, Nevada, about 80 mi (130 km) northwest of the Las Vegas Valley.

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) is the national association representing the state public service commissioners who regulate essential utility services, including energy, telecommunications, and water. NARUC members are responsible for assuring reliable utility service at fair, just, and reasonable rates. Founded in 1889, the Association is a resource for its members and the regulatory community, providing a venue to set and influence public policy, share best practices, and foster solutions to improve regulation.

Cecil Brown (Mississippi politician)

Cecil Brown (Mississippi politician)

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United States Navy

United States Navy

The United States Navy (USN) is the maritime service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. It is the largest and most powerful navy in the world, with the estimated tonnage of its active battle fleet alone exceeding the next 13 navies combined, including 11 allies or partner nations of the United States as of 2015. It has the highest combined battle fleet tonnage and the world's largest aircraft carrier fleet, with eleven in service, two new carriers under construction, and five other carriers planned. With 336,978 personnel on active duty and 101,583 in the Ready Reserve, the United States Navy is the third largest of the United States military service branches in terms of personnel. It has 290 deployable combat vessels and more than 2,623 operational aircraft as of June 2019.

Mississippi Power

Mississippi Power

Mississippi Power is an investor-owned electric utility and a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company. Mississippi Power Company (MPC) is headquartered in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Naval Construction Battalion Center (Gulfport, Mississippi)

Naval Construction Battalion Center (Gulfport, Mississippi)

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2023 gubernatorial campaign

As a popular Democratic officeholder in a strongly Republican state, he has been mentioned as a potential candidate for higher office including governor of Mississippi[11] and as a Democratic candidate for the special election to fill the seat of the late Alan Nunnelee.[13] Following months of speculation, Presley announced his candidacy for Governor of Mississippi in the 2023 election on January 12, 2023.[14]

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Personal life

Presley is a second cousin of Elvis Presley. [15] [16] He lost 216 pounds (98 kg) during 2013 and 2014.[8]

Source: "Brandon Presley", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_Presley.

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References
  1. ^ https://www.djournal.com/news/lee-county-wrapu-up/article_1e63c85a-211f-567d-98de-b1d06537e4e1.html
  2. ^ https://www.djournal.com/news/update-r-v-adams-wins-nettleton-mayor-seat/article_e30e256a-887d-5824-bdf7-1e41780387be.html
  3. ^ Elkins, Ashley. "Democratic officials back Bush re-election". Daily Journal. Retrieved January 13, 2022.
  4. ^ Faulkner, Leesha (July 29, 2007). "Former colleagues join to honor Bo Robinson". Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. Retrieved May 29, 2016.
  5. ^ "About Commissioner Presley". Mississippi Public Service Commission. Retrieved September 26, 2013.
  6. ^ "Northern District". Archived from the original on January 28, 2016. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  7. ^ "Brandon Presley works to close internet gap". WTVA News. July 9, 2013. Retrieved September 26, 2013.
  8. ^ a b Geoff Pender (July 19, 2014). "Pender: Who's running for what in '15". The Clarion-Ledger. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  9. ^ Pender, Geoff (August 19, 2014). "Presley to Obama: Mississippi doesn't want nuclear waste". The Clarion-Ledger. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  10. ^ "PSC member Brandon Presley takes national post". The Clarion-Ledger. March 9, 2014. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  11. ^ a b "Presley, at helm of utility regulator, could get his chance". The Meridian Star. January 5, 2014. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  12. ^ Williams, Darrin (March 2, 2014). "Solar power breaking new ground in South Mississippi". Sun Herald. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  13. ^ Hall, Sam R. (February 11, 2015). "Presley won't be among Congressional candidates". The Clarion-Ledger. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  14. ^ Ganucheau, Adam (January 12, 2023). "Democrat Brandon Presley is running for governor". Mississippi Today. Retrieved January 12, 2023.
  15. ^ "Elvis Cousin Says He Won't Run for US Senate in Mississippi". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  16. ^ "What you need to know about Mississippi governor candidate Brandon Presley as he announces". Clarion Ledger. Retrieved January 12, 2023.

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