Flowers seeking spot on PSC

Published 2:45 pm Friday, January 10, 2014

Veteran legislator and political columnist and television personality Steve Flowers announced Wednesday that he will be a candidate for Place 2 on the Public Service Commission in the June 3 Republican Primary.

Flowers is a well-known figure throughout Alabama. His weekly political column appears in more than 70 publications with a circulation approaching 400,000. Along with his columns, Flowers hosts a weekly television show seen throughout south Alabama, as well as a weekly radio show that is heard throughout the state on public radio and on 15 commercial stations. Flowers’ television and radio shows are produced by Troy University. He also teaches Alabama and Southern Politics at Troy University.

Flowers was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1982 at age 30. In that race he received the most votes ever cast for any candidate in the history of his native Pike County. He was reelected four times and served 16 years. He left the House undefeated and uncontested, choosing not to seek reelection in 1998.

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While in office, Flowers was honored by the Alabama Farmers’ Federation with their highest honor, being the recipient of the Outstanding Service to Agriculture Award. He was also honored by the National Federation of Independent Business with their highest award.

During his tenure in the House, Flowers sustained a perfect attendance record for 16 consecutive years. In 1992, he was voted by his colleagues as the Most Outstanding Member of the Alabama House of Representatives.