My primary mission on the Public Service Commission is to watch out for the consumer and not the regulated businesses. As part of this commitment, I refuse to accept any campaign contributions from regulated businesses or individuals that bring matters before the commission. My door is open to all Georgians to talk about utility issues and their concerns regardless of their political affiliation or interest.
Open Ethical Government
I believe conducting the affairs of the Public Service Commission should be done openly and honestly. As a commissioner I will work to eliminate the practice of utility gifts and personal favors to sitting Commissioners. In addition I will work to strengthen the rules that prohibit secret meetings between commissioners and parties with matters before the commission.
I believe that the Public Service Commissioner must ensure that any requested rate increase is both reasonable and prudent. In this time of financial hardship for so many, rate increases should be the last option.