Commissioner Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh is a wife, a mother and a small business owner committed to applying the principles of conservative governance as a public servant in Alabama.
Affectionately known as “Twinkle” by those she serves in her home state, she is passionate about empowering Alabama’s workforce and their families to realize the American Dream.
Twinkle continues tireless advocacy for state and federal energy policies which ensure the most reliable and affordable utilities for Alabama’s citizens. This includes full use of the resources God provided for our benefit, including coal, natural gas, hydro, wind, solar and nuclear energy.
She believes sound energy policy is the foundation for providing maximum opportunity to American workers.
During her time of service on the commission, Twinkle has established a model ethics policy, cut government waste to save taxpayers millions of dollars annually and assured the return of hundreds of millions of dollars to Alabama consumers.
Prior to her tenure at the Public Service Commission, Twinkle was the first female elected as chairman of the Alabama Republican Party. In 2020, she received the most votes in Alabama history for a non-presidential candidate.
Even with her status as one of the Yellowhammer State’s trailblazing women, Twinkle’s faith and her family remain the driving forces in her life.
A graduate of Auburn University, she is married to Jeff Cavanaugh, a veterinarian, and they have three children and two grandchildren. Twinkle and her family are active members of First Baptist Church in Montgomery and are involved in numerous community initiatives.