Chuck Eaton

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Chuck Eaton
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Georgia Public Service Commission
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2007 - Present
Term ends
2019
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Chairman, Georgia Public Service Commission
2008-2009, 2013-present
Compensation
Base salary$116,452
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedDecember 2006
Next generalNovember 8, 2018
Campaign $$605,338
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolLake Zurich High School (1987)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alabama
Personal
ReligionUnited Methodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Chuck Eaton is a member of the Georgia Public Service Commission, the state body charged with regulating the state's utility companies. He currently serves as commission chairman. Eaton was first selected for the chairmanship by his fellow commissioners in 2008, and was reinstated in the role for 2013-2014.[1]

Biography

Eaton lives in Atlanta with his wife Erika and daughter Lydia. They are members of the Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.[1]

Eaton served as deputy campaign manager for Congressman Phil Crane in 1992 and managed multiple campaigns for Rep. Jeff Brown.[1]

Education

  • BA, Accounting, University of Alabama

Political career

Public Service Commission (2007 – Present)

Eaton was first elected to the Public Service Commission in December 2006. He served as Commission Chairman in 2008 and resumed the leadership role in 2013.[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Georgia down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Eaton ran successfully for re-election in 2012. He defeated Matt Reid in the Republican primary on July 31st, and later triumphed over Stephen Oppenheimer and Brad Ploeger (L) 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.


Primary
Georgia Public Service Commission, District 3, Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Eaton Incumbent 59.9% 498,273
Matt Reid 40.1% 333,725
Total Votes 831,998
Election Results Via:Georgia Secretary of State.

Endorsements

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Eaton is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Eaton raised a total of $605,338 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 9, 2013.[5]

Chuck Eaton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia Public Service Commissioner District 3 Won $227,660
2010 Georgia Public Service Commissioner District 3 Not up for election $20,972
2008 Georgia Public Service Commissioner District 3 Not up for election $55,800
2006 Georgia Public Service Commissioner District 3 Won $195,116
2004 Georgia State House District 54 Defeated $105,790
Grand Total Raised $605,338

2012

Eaton won re-election to the position of Georgia Public Service Commissioner District 3 in 2012. During that election cycle, Eaton raised a total of $227,660.

2006

Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Chuck Eaton's donors each year.[6] Click [show] for more information.


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2007–present
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