Donuts with Democrats: PSC candidate John Noel visits Cobb neighbors

  Georgia Public Service Commission Post 3 Candidate John Noel was the featured speaker at the Cobb County Democrats meeting Saturday in Smyrna. Due to a scheduling snafu, the meeting space was unavailable, but John persisted and called for a solar-powered meeting! A big crowd heard from more than a dozen newly-qualified Dem candidates, including former State Sen. Doug Stoner, who’s running for PSC Post 5.. Next week, Marietta hosts Georgia’s Young Democrats convention. John will be speaking there, as well. Reaction to his campaign has been phenomenal. Seriously, you gotta see this guy! The day in pictures (photos by Laurel Cantrell):  

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Big day in Smyrna: John Noel addresses Cobb County Democrats

Georgia Public Service Commission Post 3 Candidate John Noel was the featured speaker at the Cobb County Democrats meeting today in Smyrna. Due to a scheduling snafu, the meeting space was unavailable, but John persisted and called for a solar-powered meeting! A big crowd heard from more than a dozen newly-qualified Dem candidates, including former State Sen. Doug Stoner, who’s running for PSC Post 5.. Next week, Marietta hosts Georgia’s Young Democrats convention. John will be speaking there, as well. Reaction to his campaign has been phenomenal. Seriously, you gotta see this guy!

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Updated: Georgia GOP’s handpicked PSC “incumbent” gets primaried

UPDATE: Tricia Pridemore has a Republican challenger, John Hitchins III, who repsonded to this post: “Well, she does have an opponent now in the primary. A true Conservative who doesn’t approve of the current Republican way of cozying up with utility companies. One who believes in energy choice and the free market to decide what is best for Georgia citizens. One who has ZERO alligience to big business and will work to end the corporate welfare that the current PSC has established. I may not be known in political circles, I may be a long shot, but I believe it is time to hold these cronies accountable. My name is John Hitchins and I am running for PSC 5th district.” (The Swamp,…

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Georgia’s solar-powered John Noel qualifies for Public Service Commission

It’s official: Democrat John Noel of Atlanta plunked down his money and signed the paperwork to run for Georgia Public Service Commission Post 3. His plan: unseat GOP incumbent and Plant Vogtle cheerleader Chuck Eaton. John wants Georgia to move away from “dinosaur thinking and dinosaur fuels” and supply our future energy needs with solar power and other clean, renewable resources. He also will be a voice for consumers, not utility lobbyists–which is what the current commission is all about. Here’s the latest example of a commission that climbed into bed with the utilities a decade ago and hasn’t woken up since. John will face at least one opponent in the May 22 primary, Lindy Miller of Decatur. From his news release: Surrounded…

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Prominent gun reform advocate Lucy McBath steps into Georgia’s 6th District race

 How quickly things change. Saturday night, I attended a fundraise for Lucy McBath, Democratic candidate for Georgia’s 37th House District. This morning, I learned that yesterday’s rumors were true: The Cobb County resident had decided to run instead for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional seat, currently held by Karen Handel. Democrats Bobby Kaple and Kevin Abel are also vying for the seat. But her entry will liven up things up considerably. It also means Democrats are now looking in a really busy way for a new candidate in HD37, considered one of the state’s most flippable from red to blue. Qualifying ends noon Friday. Just saying.) From today’s AJC report: (McBath) was seen as a formidable challenger to (Rep. Sam) Teasley, a conservative real estate agent…

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