|Georgia Public Service Commissioner - District 3|
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.
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.
|Georgia Public Service Commission District 3 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Chuck Eaton Incumbent||52.1%||1,858,663|
|Election Results via Georgia Secretary of State.|
On his website Oppenheimer listed the following five pledges:
- 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."
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.
|Georgia Public Service Commission District 3 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Stephen Oppenheimer's campaign in 2012|
|Total Raised in 2012||$255,077|
|Source:Follow the Money|