Commissioner Chuck Eaton

Commissioner Since: January 1, 2007
Year Elected: 2006, 2012, 2018
Serves Through: December 31, 2024
Republican, Atlanta
Commissioner from District 3 MAP

In 2018, Chuck Eaton was elected to his third term on the Georgia Public Service Commission. He was first elected in December 2006 and was one of only two statewide Republican candidates in the nation to beat an incumbent that year. In 2012, after Eaton was re-elected to a second term on the Commission, he was named PSC Chairman. In 2014, his fellow Commissioner's re-elected him to a second two-year term as Chairman. He also served as Chair in 2008.

Prior to his service on the Commission, Eaton worked in real estate in Atlanta. Before that, he was an account executive for a packaging manufacturer in LaGrange, Georgia.

Eaton has been involved in the political process for a long time. In 1992, he served as Congressman Phil Crane's Deputy Campaign Manager. In Troup County he successfully managed multiple campaigns for former Representative Jeff Brown. He is a graduate of the Coverdell Leadership Institute – a statewide organization founded by late U.S. Senator Paul D. Coverdell to strengthen leadership and political skills.

Eaton earned a degree in accounting from the University of Alabama. During his first term as a PSC Commissioner, Eaton recognized the judicial nature of the Commission’s work. In order to gain a better understanding of regulatory and administrative law proceedings, he enrolled in night classes for law school at Georgia State University. He earned his law degree in 2012 and is admitted to practice law in Georgia.

Eaton lives in Atlanta with his wife Erika, their daughters Lydia and Lily and their two rescue dogs. When not working at the Public Service Commission he enjoys spending time with his family. The Eatons are members of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.

Date Title
October 12, 2018 PSC to Hold Media Briefing Today to Discuss Tour of Hurricane Damage in South Georgia
March 1, 2018 Georgia Public Service Commission Plays Key Role in Consumer Protection
December 21, 2017 Op-Ed: Pressing Forward with Nuclear Energy
December 21, 2017 Atlanta Business Chronicle Viewpoint with Commissioner Echols: Georgia is Pressing Forward with Nuclear Energy, Plant Vogtle Expansion
September 1, 2015 Athens Banner Herald: Lifeline Program is Important Link to the World
July 30, 2014 Atlanta Business Chronicle, part 1:Supporters, Critics of EPA Rule Sound Off in Atlanta
July 30, 2014 Atlanta Business Chronicle, part 2: Supporters, Critics of EPA Rule Sound Off in Atlanta
July 30, 2014 Atlanta Journal Constitution: Climate Rules: Cost Difficult to Determine, part 1
July 30, 2014 Atlanta Journal Constitution: Climate Rules: Cost Difficult to Determine, part 2
July 29, 2014 Commissioner Eaton Remarks at EPA Clean Power Rule Hearing in Atlanta, Georgia on July 29, 2014
July 28, 2014 Commissioner Eaton remarks to the EPA Hearing on July 29, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia
July 28, 2014 Op-Ed " Stop This Power Grab" July 25, 2014
July 17, 2014 Op-Ed; Obama’s Choice
April 26, 2012 Georgia Public Service Commissioner Chuck Eaton Asks Georgia Power Company To Lower Fuel Rates June 1 To Help Offset Summer Rates
March 30, 2012 Georgia Power Customers to Receive $567 Million Annual Fuel Rate Reduction
March 28, 2012 Statement of Commissioner Eaton on House Passage of Senate Bill 483
January 6, 2012 Op-Ed “The Hidden Cost of Georgia's Sales Tax on Energy Used in Manufacturing”
October 17, 2011 Op-Ed on Electric Vehicles
August 4, 2011 August 4, 2011 Op-Ed “Commission Retains Right to Scrutinize Plant Vogtle Expenses”
February 7, 2007 Equal Time: Eaton Response to Atlanta Journal Constitution Editorial February 7, 2007

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