Bubba McDonald

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Lauren "Bubba" McDonald, Jr.
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Georgia Public Service Commission
In office
1998 - 2002, 2009 - Present
Term ends
Years in position (current service)5
Years in position (previous service)4
Base salary$116,452
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2008
First electedNovember 3, 1998
Next general2014
Campaign $$527,970
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Georgia
Office website
Lauren "Bubba" McDonald, Jr. is a member of the Georgia Public Service Commission, the state body charged with regulating the state's utility companies. He represents District 4.


McDonald has been a commissioner in Jackson County, served on the Board of Managers of the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia, and volunteered as a Firefighter for the city of Commerce. He served for 20 years in the Georgia House of Representatives, chairing the Industry Committee for five years and the Appropriations Committee for eight. McDonald was first appointed to the public service commission to fill a vacancy, serving from 1998 to 2002. He was elected once again to the PSC in 2008 and has served since.[1]


  • BBA, University of Georgia

Political career

Georgia Public Service Commission (2009-present)

McDonald has served as a member of the Georgia Public Service Commission since 2009.

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Bubba McDonald endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Georgia Public Service Commission (1998-2002)

McDonald first served as a member of the Georgia Public Service Commission from 1998 to 2002.



McDonald won election to Georgia Public Service Commission District 4 in 2008. The general election led to a runoff on December 2, 2008, which McDonald won.[3]

Georgia Public Service Commission, District 4 runoff, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBubba McDonald 56.5% 1,136,217
     Democratic Powell 43.5% 874,112
Total Votes 2,010,329
Election Results Via: Georgia Secretary of State

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McDonald is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, McDonald raised a total of $527,970 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 9, 2013.[4][5]

Bubba McDonald's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia Public Service Commissioner District 4 Not up for election $1,000
2010 Georgia Public Service Commissioner District 4 Not up for election $1,600
2008 Georgia Public Service Commissioner District 4 Won $190,373
2004 Georgia State Senate District 27 Defeated $178,407
2002 Georgia Public Service Commissioner District 4 Defeated $156,590
Grand Total Raised $527,970


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