Members of the Arizona Corporation Commission got their long-awaited chance to personally question retiring Arizona Public Service CEO Don Brandt, and some used the opportunity to excoriate him over the company’s controversial political activities.
“People around this state love APS. I go out and the kudos that are thrown at me are kind of embarrassing,” Don Brandt said in response to another question from Kennedy.
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Don Brandt, the CEO of both APS and Pinnacle West, reaped massive personal profits after APS spent $16 million to elect regulators in the 2014 and 2016 elections.
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Unelected staffers at the commission have brazenly continued to advocate anti-consumer positions favorable to APS on issue after issue. In doing so, APS’s interests have been protected at the expense of ratepayers.