Former Northern District Public Service Commissioner Bo Robinson Endorses Boyce Adams

Columbus, Miss. – November 2, 2011 – Today, Boyce Adams, Republican Nominee for Northern District Public Service Commissioner, officially received the endorsement of former Democratic Northern District Public Service Commissioner Bo Robinson. Commissioner Robinson supported Democrat Brandon Presley four years ago.

Commissioner Bo Robinson was appointed by Governor Ray Mabus in 1989 to serve an uncompleted term and was re-elected in 1991. Commissioner Robinson served on the commission for more than 18 years and currently is Chairman of the Monroe County Democratic Party. Commissioner Robinson stated, “I am excited to pledge my full support to Boyce Adams. He has the experience and vision needed to put North Mississippi back on track and restore conservatism to the office. Boyce understands the issues that we all face, including energy sustainability, job creation, and economic development.”

Commissioner Robinson’s vast experience on the Commission makes him an ideal person to understand the needs the Commission faces and how to address them within its structure. Republican Nominee Boyce Adams stated, “Commissioner Robinson’s guidance with my race comes with his unparalleled record of public service. I’m grateful to Commissioner Robinson for being a campaign co-chair and look forward to continuing to work with him to restore common sense to the Public Service Commissioner’s office.” Commissioner Robinson and Adams will attend events throughout the district this week to discuss the importance of the Commission and where improvements can be made.

About Commissioner Bo Robinson

Bo Robinson was appointed as Northern District Public Service Commissioner in December 1989. He was elected in November 1991. Robinson, a Democrat, was a member of the Governor’s Task Force on Safe Drinking Water and Waste Water and served an appointment to the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Water Committee. He served four years as a member of the Public Education Forum of Mississippi and the Governor’s School Task Force Program. Robinson is co-owner, with his son, of Robinson Farms in Hamilton. He is a past president of the Southern Ginner’s Association.

Robinson was born January 6, 1935, in Hamilton. A member of the American Legion, he served in the Air Force for three years and in the Mississippi National Guard for nine years. He began his public service career as Sheriff of Monroe County from 1968 to 1972. He served in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1980 to 1990. Robinson is married to the former Betty Irvin of Hamilton. They have two adult children, Tony and Deandra, and five grandchildren. Commissioner and Mrs. Robinson are members of Hamilton United Methodist Church, and he serves as a lay speaker.

Boyce Adams Campaign Release
11/2/11