Article Snip: "...(Ritch) was chairman of the board at that time. It took an effort from a lot of folks at TVA to make that happen, but you had his leadership." "He's been a very valuable member of the (local economic) team," Battle agreed. "He's the only chair Alabama's ever had, he's kept power rates low, and it would be a win-win for the community to keep him there." Finley and Battle, who hold non-partisan positions, say Ritch doesn't put a finger on the scale to favor Alabama or any Alabama city. But having him in the room tells industry leaders that power commitments are real and will be kept..."