Brad Ploeger

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Brad Ploeger
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Candidate for
Georgia Public Service Commissioner - District 3
ProfessionSmall business owner
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Brad Ploeger was a Libertarian candidate for District 3 of the Georgia Public Service Commission in the 2012 elections.[1]



See also: Georgia down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Ploeger ran for District 3 of the Georgia Public Service Commission in 2012. He was defeated by incumbent Chuck Eaton (R) and Stephen Oppenheimer (D) in the general election 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.

Campaign themes

On Ploeger's official campaign website, he cites defending consumers, ethical governance, and fiscal responsibility as the central issues of his 2012 campaign for Georgia PSC:

  • Consumers First

Excerpt: "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."[4]

  • Open Ethical Government

Excerpt: "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."[4]

  • Fiscal Responsibility

Excerpt: "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."[4]


Ploeger was endorsed by The Board of Directors of Atlanta Progressive News for District 3 of the Georgia Public Service Commission. In the board's statement of support, they explained their decision came down to "who has presented the best positions on Georgia’s current and future energy mix, and that is Ploeger," due largely to his stance against nuclear power.[5]


See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ploeger faced incumbent Margaret Kaiser (D) in the November 2 general election.

Campaign donors


Ploeger lost the election to the position of Georgia Public Service Commission, District 3 in 2012. During that election cycle, Ploeger raised a total of $1,610.

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