Public Service Commission: Oden, Beeker prevail

Commissioner Jeremy Oden has won the GOP nomination for Place 1 in the Public Service Commission race.

Oden was first appointed to the PSC in 2012 and won the seat in 2014. He narrowly defeated Jim Bonner to win the nomination this time.

The party said before the race that it wouldn’t count Bonner’s votes regardless of the outcome because of public comments he’s made. Bonner has said he’s appealing the party’s decision.

Oden will face Democrat Cara McClure in November.

PSC member Chris “Chip” Beeker Jr. defeated former Greene County Commissioner Robin Litaker for the GOP nomination for Place 2. Beeker will face Democrat Kari Powell in the fall as he seeks his second term.