|Bobby Baker was first elected to the Public Service Commission in 1992, and was the first Republican
elected to a statewide constitutional office since Reconstruction.
|Since that time, he has established a reputation as a fair and forthright champion of the Georgia
consumer - fighting to keep utility rates reasonable while maintaining a strong climate for economic
development. Baker has worked aggressively to develop competitive markets for utility services, reduce
regulation, and expand toll free calling throughout the state. He was elected to a third term in
|Bobby Baker grew up in DeKalb County and attended DeKalb County public schools. He went on to graduate
from Oglethorpe University with honors and receive his law degree from the University of Georgia.
|After graduating from law school, Bobby Baker joined the Southeastern Legal Foundation, a regional
conservative public interest law firm. While he later entered private practice, he continued to seek
opportunities to make an impact on people's lives - a goal he has accomplished during his tenure on
|Bobby Baker has been recognized on numerous occasions by both Georgia Trend magazine and the Atlanta
Business Chronicle as one of the city and state's most influential leaders. He has served on the
board of directors for the Georgia Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technology (GCATT) and
also as Vice-Chairman of the Gwinnett County Planning Commission.
|Bobby and his wife, the former Joselyn Butler, were married in 2001.