Stephen Oppenheimer

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Stephen Oppenheimer
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Candidate for
Georgia Public Service Commissioner - District 3
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Stephen Oppenheimer was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 3 of the Georgia Public Service Commission.


A former small business owner, Oppenheimer currently serves as Task Force Coordinator for Clean-Cities Atlanta and on the City of Atlanta’s Electric Vehicle Task Force. He is also on the Metro Atlanta Plug In Electric Vehicle Readiness Task Force and a Coalition Member of Analysis of Global Security.[1]



See also: Georgia down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Oppenheimer ran for District 3 of the Georgia Public Service Commission in 2012. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on July 31 and advanced to the general election, where he was defeated by incumbent Chuck Eaton (R) on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Georgia Public Service Commission District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Eaton Incumbent 52.1% 1,858,663
     Democratic Stephen Oppenheimer 43.1% 1,537,923
     Libertarian Brad Ploeger 4.8% 171,138
Total Votes 3,567,724
Election Results via Georgia Secretary of State.

Issue positions

On his website Oppenheimer listed the following five pledges:[4]

  • 1. "Promote transparency by the Commission encouraging the free market and free enterprise which Georgia’s innovators and world class institutions need to thrive and create more jobs and industry."
  • 2. "Make Georgia’s job growth and economic development the TOP priority of the Commission with respect to opportunities and innovations in telecommunications, transportation, electric and natural gas services."
  • 3. "Promote power production in Georgia. Energy security = economic security. Let’s make power in Georgia from traditional sources and diversified sources such as natural gas, solar, biomass, geo-thermal and wind."
  • 4. "Work to meet future energy needs, with affordable, reliable and responsible energy sources."
  • 5. "Fight for a safer and healthier Georgia that protects our children and grandchildren and the great State in which we live."

Campaign donors


Oppenheimer lost the election to the position of Georgia Public Service Commission District 3 in 2012. During that election cycle, Oppenheimer raised a total of $255,077.

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