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Another Joins Race for PSC

By Alabama Public Radio

Montgomery, AL – A Prattville antique dealer has signed up to run as a Democrat for the Public Service Commission position that's being vacated by George Wallace, Jr. Debbie Murphree announced Thursday that she's been looking for ways to serve the public and decided the state's utility regulatory board would be a good way. Wallace is running for Lieutenant Governor in 2006 as a Republican. On the Democratic side, former state Auditor Susan Parker says she's considering the race to replace Wallace. So is former state Representative, Montgomery Republican Perry Hooper Junior. State Labor Commissioner Jim Bennett of Montgomery also says he's considering running for the position. Murphree, meanwhile, is starting her first statewide campaign, but she's no newcomer to politics. She ran unsuccessfully for sheriff of Autauga County in 2002 and for the Autauga County Commission in 2004.

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