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Chuck Eaton
Commissioner Since: January 1, 2007
Year Elected: 2006, 2012, 2018
Serves Through: December 31, 2024
Republican, Atlanta
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Chuck Eaton was elected to his first term on the Public Service Commission in December of 2006 and was re-elected to his third term in December 2018. 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 daughters Lydia and Lilly 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.

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