John Noel takes a second run for Georgia Public Service Commission–this time in joint campaign with Robert Bryant

By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman In addition to the Presidential election and two senatorial campaigns, Georgia has two Public Service Commission seats on statewide ballots this year. Here are a few of the issues we face: Plant Vogtle’s skyrocketing costs, green energy, coal ash, and energy equity. Not to mention the price we pay for utilities. So let’s not forget about them. I love Georgians. The grit. The energy. The determination to make the best even better. That's why I'm running for PSC; to give a voice to those determined to make it better. https://t.co/7fQ2BVtb6u #MeetJohn #NoelforPSC #Georgia pic.twitter.com/FBH1FE6Vle — John Noel (@NewEnergyGuy) March 29, 2020 Disclosure: This is my guy John, now living in Augusta, is running for the North Georgia PSC…

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John Noel had something to say today, but Georgia’s State Board of Elections wasn’t listening

Above: Democratic Georgia Public Service Commission Candidate John Noel Read: John Noel makes a second run for Georgia Public Service Commission–this time in joint campaign with Robert Bryant By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman John Noel, a Democratic candidate for the Georgia Public Service Commission, was prepared to speak when he came to the Georgia State Board of Election’s emergency hearing in Athens today. The Board was there to deal with what it saw as an insurrection: the decision by the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections to toss the state’s system of oversized ballot-marking devices in favor of handmarked paper ballots. Noel had something to say on the issue of ballot secrecy. He’s concerned since he’ll be on the ballot in Clarke as well…

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Guess who’s not supporting Lindy Miller for Georgia PSC?

The Latest: This comes on the heels of Libertarian PSC candidate Ryan Graham’s announcement that he’s voting for Democrat Lindy Miller, as well. In announcing her decision, Debbie Dooley notes the recent revelation that Georgia Power allies are pumping $750,000 into the race to protect their investment in a bought-off commissioner. And now it’s up to $1 million. Note: Former Republican Georgia Public Service Commission candidate John Hitchins sent this is as a comment. I’m publishing it on its own as a guest post, of sorts. Republican support for Lindy Miller for PSC  John Hitchins Public Service Commissioners are tasked with being consumer watchdogs when it comes to regulated industries. Unfortunately, current PSC Commissioner Chuck Eaton has forgotten that. He is one of the closest allies Georgia Power has on the Public…

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Printable Georgia Runoff Flyer supporting John Barrow, Lindy Miller

Download printable runoff flyer (pdf) I couldn’t find any, so I made one. The one I worked up was for Pleasantdale Road precinct in North DeKalb County, but I changed it so it can work anywhere in the state (with 7 am-7pm hours). If you want one with different hours, message me and I’ll make one. By the way, the nuclear power industry can’t stand the thought of an independent voice on the PSC, so it’s pumped (checks notes) a million dollars into the campaign in favor of Republican incumbent Chuck Eaton, who’s made it his business not to do his job for the past 12 years. The difference between John Barrow and Republican Brad Raffensperger is equally stark. Raffensperger chose not to…

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GOP incumbent stinks so bad, Tea Party leader endorses Democrat in Georgia PSC runoff

Early voting is underway in Georgia’s statewide runoffs for Secretary of State and Public Service Commission Post 3. Both agencies have suffered from a decade of misrule. It’s our last chance to restore some balance to state government. It’s so out of whack that even conservatives and Libertarians supporting Democrats in these races. The Latest: This comes on the heels of Libertarian PSC candidate Ryan Graham’s announcement that he’s voting for Democrat Lindy Miller, as well. In announcing her decision, Debbie Dooley notes the recent revelation that Georgia Power allies are pumping $750,000 into the race to protect their investment in a bought-off commissioner. And now it’s up to $1 million. From this morning’s AJC Jolt:  Debbie Dooley, a co-founder of the…

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Plant Vogtle allies spend big to buy Georgia PSC runoff for GOP

Jonathan Grant @Brambleman The latest outrage I was in the middle of writing another post when this comes into my DMs from my buddy, former State Rep. and PSC candidate John Noel, accompanied by appropriate salty language—a link to an AJC article: Pro-nuclear power group pumps $750,000 into Georgia PSC runoff An “independent committee” funded by a nuclear-power industry group is plowing at least $750,000 into next week’s Public Service Commission runoff in support of incumbent utility regulator Chuck Eaton, an advocate of Georgia Power’s Plant Vogtle project. The group, which was formed the week after the general election, reported receiving the money from a Washington D.C. group called Nuclear Matters, part of the Nuclear Energy Institute. The committee began running ads…

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