John Douglas [PSC-R]

It’s a rare occurrence when the Public Service Commission (PSC) makes the headlines. The Commission, and those that serve as Commissioners, rarely steal headlines. However, the PSC arguably impacts the daily lives of Georgians and our economy more than any other statewide office.
The PSC regulates the rates charged and the services provided by many telecommunications, natural gas and electric utilities in Georgia. The PSC decides on regulatory issues that impact billions of dollars of Georgia’s economy. Theses decisions directly affect Georgians’ monthly bills and ultimately their checkbooks.

Georgia needs a conservative leader who will be an advocate for consumers, while remaining fair and balanced when dealing with utilities companies. Our state and the PSC need a leader with innovative ideas that can improve the quality of life for Georgians. I have spent years serving Georgians in the General Assembly and my local community on the Newton County School Board.

I first began my commitment to service to our country as an Officer in the United States Army. In the two decades I served our country, I was honored with Meritorious Service Medal, the Overseas Service Medal, and the National Defense Medal. I retired with the rank of Major, but that by no means I’ve stopped fighting for what I believe in. If you elect me as your next Public Service Commission, rest assured I will fight for your rights and for our conservative principles.
I am proud to be a lifelong Republican and first served the party as the Chairman of the 45th Senate District. I have been a member of the Georgia Republican Party State Committee since 1996, served as 1st Vice Chairman of the Newton County GOP and was elected as an alternate delegate to the 1996 and 2000 Republican National Convention. We need a strong, conservative Republican on the PSC to keep federal bureaucrats off our backs and out of our checkbooks.

I have the proven conservative track record and a plan for how the PSC can help improve the quality of life for Georgians. You have my word with the “John Douglas Ratepayer Pledge” that I promise to:

Slash wasteful spending at the Public Service Commission and ensure every tax dollar is used wisely
Enforce the Do Not Call List and crack down on telemarketers and scam artists that take advantage of senior citizens.
Ensure our utility bills are easy to read and understand.
Make sure live, English-speaking operators, not recorded messages, are available when calling the Public Service Commission.
Utilize Georgia’s natural resources to help create jobs and reduce our foreign dependence on foreign energy.

I have not wavered from my core conservative principles and will continue to support limited government, cut wasteful spending and work hard for the people of Georgia. When you go to the polls this July, support a candidate you can trust and who has proven to a consistent conservative. I will be your advocate on the Public Service Commission. My wife Susan and I thank you for your support. God bless.

3 comments

  1. Soulja Boy says:

    John,

    What is your plan to keep Jane Fonda from jacking up our power bills if you’re elected to the PSC?

    How will you ever introduce important license plate bills that affect the lives of every day Georgians? Has one of your Senate colleagues agreed to serve as your “floor leader” on these important legislative issues?

    With you gone from the Senate, who will vote to ensure that citizens aren’t protected from runaway eminent domain usage? Who will fight to ensure that GA Power gets everything it wants off the back of taxpayers?

    What will we do without you, John?

  2. analogkid says:

    “Slash wasteful spending at the Public Service Commission and ensure every tax dollar is used wisely”

    Are the five Republicans currently serving on the board wasting tax dollars? How will replacing one R with another help that situation?

    “Enforce the Do Not Call List and crack down on telemarketers and scam artists that take advantage of senior citizens.”

    You’re aware that the Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs, not the PSC, enforces the Do Not Call list, right?

    “Make sure live, English-speaking operators, not recorded messages, are available when calling the Public Service Commission.”

    So you’re going to maintain the status quo. Good call.

  3. LoyaltyIsMyHonor says:

    “Slash wasteful spending at the Public Service Commission and ensure every tax dollar is used wisely”

    Translation: ZERO consumer representation on the PSC.

    We have very lame choices for the open PSC seat, but a vote for Dougl-ass is a vote for a monopolistic power company.

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