Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh
|Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh|
|Alabama Public Service Commission (President)|
|November 2010 - Present|
|Years in position||5|
|Predecessor||Lucy Baxley (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
Cavanaugh is co-owner of Cavanaugh Bradley Animal Hospital and co-owner of Conservative Solutions. She previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff/Senior Advisor in the office of Alabama Governor Bob Riley and has been Executive Director/Chair of the Alabama Republican Party.
- B.A., Auburn University
Public Service Commissioner 2010-present
Cavanaugh is the President of the Public Service Commission. She was first elected to the commission in November 2010 won the position of President in November 2012. She will come up for re-election in November 2014.
Twinkle Cavanaugh campaign ad from January 2012
Cavanaugh ran for President of the Alabama Public Service Commission in 2012. She faced Kathy Peterson and Chip Brown in the Republican primary on March 13. Since no candidate took 50 percent of the vote, Cavanaugh and Brown headed to a runoff election on April 24, which Cavanaugh easily won.
Cavanaugh defeated incumbent Lucy Baxley, who was unopposed for the Democratic nomination, in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Alabama Public Service Commission President General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Lucy Baxley Incumbent||45.8%||909,323|
|Election Results via Alabama Secretary of State.|
|Alabama Public Service Commission President - Republican Primary, 2012|
|Election Results via The Alabama Secretary of State.|
|Alabama Public Service Commission President - Republican Primary Runoff, 2012|
|Alabama Public Service Commission President (2008)|
|Lucy Baxley (D)||1,014,091|
|Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh (R)||1,001,643|
Comprehensive donor information for Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh raised a total of $1,092,117 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 5, 2013.
Cavanaugh won election to the position of Alabama Public Service Commission President in 2012. During that election cycle, Cavanaugh raised a total of $312,858.
|Alabama Public Service Commission President 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh's campaign in 2012|
|Alabama Republican Party||$50,000|
|Alabama Farmers Federation||$25,481|
|Alabama Coal Association||$20,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$312,858|
|Total Votes received in 2012||1,078,108|
|Cost of each vote received||$0.29|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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|Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh's Campaign Contributions|
Alabama Public Service Commission
Alabama Public Service Commission President
|Total Raised||$335,038||$595,087 (Lost)|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$284,643 (Dem)||$142,929|
|Top 5 contributors||Twinkle A. Cavanaugh||$196,932||Faye Andress||$187,620|
|Joe W. Andress||$22,288||Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh||$58,185|
|Alabama Rural Electric Association||$10,000||Alabama Republican Party||$52,500|
|Marlene Smith Cavanaugh||$10,000||Luther S. Pate IV||$42,900|
|Alabama Republican Party||$8,630||Jeff Cavanaugh||$32,500|
Cavanaugh and her husband Jeff have three children. They are members of First Baptist Church in Montgomery.
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- Official campaign website
- Official PSC website
- Twinkle Cavanaugh on Twitter
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008
- AL.com, "Twinkle Cavanaugh beats Lucy Baxley as GOP takes control of all state-wide offices," November 6, 2012
- Project Vote Smart, "Biographical Profile of Twinkle Cavanaugh," accessed February 4, 2012
- Gadsden Times, "PSC president primary race headed for runoff," March 14, 2012
- WSFA.com, "Alabama runoff election results," accessed April 24, 2012
- Alabama Secretary of State, "November 2008 General Election Results," accessed March 25, 2011 (Pg. 13)
- Follow the Money, "Twinkle Andress Candidate Summary," accessed July 5, 2013
- Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh," accessed July 5, 2013
- Follow the Money.org
- Alabama Public Service Commission, "Biography of Commissioner Cavanaugh," accessed February 4, 2012
|Alabama Public Service Commission, President
| Succeeded by|
|Alabama Public Service Commission, Place 1
January 2011- November 2012
| Succeeded by|
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