David Staples

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David Staples
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Candidate for
Georgia Public Service Commissioner - District 5
ProfessionWeb Technologies Architect
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David Staples was a 2012 Libertarian candidate for District 5 of the Georgia Public Service Commission.[1]



See also: Georgia down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Staples ran for District 5 of the Georgia Public Service Commission in 2012. He was defeated by incumbent Stan Wise (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3] No Democratic candidates filed for the office.

Georgia Public Service Commission District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStan Wise Incumbent 65.8% 2,110,146
     Libertarian David Staples 34.2% 1,095,115
Total Votes 3,205,261
Election Results via Georgia Secretary of State.


According to the October 15th Atlanta Progressive News article endorsing Staples' bid for Georgia PSC, the candidate sought to:

  • "End the trend of ratepayer-subsidized, guaranteed profits for Georgia Power"
  • "Use the PSC’s ability to set profit levels for Georgia Power as an incentive system to encourage Georgia Power to meet goals such as greater renewable energy targets and cleaner sources of natural gas."[4]


Staples was endorsed by The Board of Directors of Atlanta Progressive News and the Sierra Club of Georgia for District 5 of the Georgia Public Service Commission.[4]

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Staples lost the election to the position of Georgia Public Service Commission District5 in 2012. During that election cycle, Staples raised a total of $8,545.

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