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Bubba McDonald

REPUBLICAN

Bubba McDonald is running for Public Service Commission, District 4.

TOP PRIORITY

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  • #1 priority: Complete the nuclear development project in GA
  • Ensure Georgia has diverse power generation and clean energy
  • Author of solar legislation in 2013 in GA; GA is now ranked 5th in solar energy development in the nation
  • GA does not have sustainable winds, but our state can buy it cheaply from Oklahoma and New Mexico
  • Represents the voice of a conservative businessman on the commission

Utility Costs

  • Address rate issues with power companies
  • Identify strategies with power companies to lessen the burden of rates on consumers

Infrastructure

  • The PSC has no authority over internet
  • Worked on a recent legislative bill to extend broadband in GA

Environment

  • Continue the nuclear development program
  • Make Georgia a reliable and competitive state in energy costs

Environment

  • Continue solar initiatives to complement the nuclear development program
  • GA is 5th in the nation in solar development
  • Continue to diversify energy sources

Background and Personal Motivation

  • Served 20 years in the State House; has served as Chairman of the Appropriations Committee and Industry Committee
  • Ran a successful hardware business
  • Consulted for Georgians for Better Transportation
  • Governor Zell asked him to fulfill a vacant seat on the PSC
  • Combines business experience with experience in state and local government
  • Conservative, commonsense perspective