Chuck Eaton was elected to his first term on the Public Service Commission in December of 2006 and reelected to his second term in November of 2012. He was one of only two statewide Republican candidates in the entire country to beat an incumbent during the 2006 election year. He was elected Chairman in 2012 and then his fellow Commissioner's re-elected him in 2014 to to a second two year term as Chairman during 2015 and 2016. He also served as Chairman in 2008. Before serving on the Commission, he worked in real estate sales. Prior to moving to Atlanta, he was an Account Executive for a packaging manufacturer in LaGrange, Georgia. Commissioner Eaton has an Accounting Degree from the University of Alabama and a Law Degree from Georgia State University.
He is the past President of the Buckhead Forest Civic Association. Chuck was also a representative to the Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Unit "B" - a citizen group which makes recommendations on zoning, land use, public safety and community issues. In Troup County he served on the Board of Directors for Troup Haven House - a children's shelter.
Commissioner 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.
Due to the judicial nature of the PSC, he graduated from the Georgia State University School of Law in 2012, in order to gain a better understanding of regulatory and administrative law proceedings in Georgia. He is admitted to practice law in Georgia. He attended night classes and paid for this education out of his own pocket.
He lives in Atlanta with his wife Erika, their daughter Lydia and their two rescued dogs. When not working at the Public Service Commission he enjoys spending time with his family.
The Eaton's are members of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.