Dekalb County GOP Hosts Debate for Georgia Public Service Commission Candidates on February 17th, 7:00PM

​​​The Dekalb County GOP will be hosting a debate for Georgia Public Service Commission Candidates on the "Future of Energy in Georgia" at it's first annual "Georgia Energy Forum" on Wednesday, February 17th at 7:00PM at Dekalb GOP headquarters at North Dekalb Mall located at 2050 Lawrenceville Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30033, ​between two Republican challengers that have agreed to debate: Kellie Austin and Michelle Miller. The incumbent, Tim Echols, has declined to participate.

​​​The Dekalb County GOP will be hosting a debate for Georgia Public Service Commission candidates on the "Future of energy in Georgia" at it's first annual "Georgia Energy Forum" on Wednesday, February 17th at 7:00PM. 

The debate is between two of the candidates running for the contested seat of Commissioner Tim Echols who declined the offer to debate was elected to the Commission in the general election of November 2010. The state primary election is May 24, 2016. 

​The debate will take place at the Dekalb County GOP headquarters at North Dekalb Mall located at 2050 Lawrenceville Highway Atlanta, GA 30033, ​between the two Republican public service commission candidates that agreed to debate: Kellie Austin and Michelle Miller.

"We're very excited to be hosting this debate for the only statewide race in 2016 for a constitutional office." said Brian Anderson, Chairman of the Dekalb County GOP. "Here we're giving not only an opportunity for Republican candidates to be heard on these matters, but for the voters of Dekalb County and the State of Georgia to hear them and ask them questions about the costs and other issues around electricity, natural gas and telecommunications. directly impacting their lives."​

Candidate Kellie Austin adds, “The PSC impacts every single Georgia family and small business. It is essential that we have a commissioner who is totally committed to being an advocate for every Georgian. We can't afford to continue this good ol' boy system that is controlled by special interest and personal agendas. I'm excited about the Dekalb County Georgia Energy Forum debate and the opportunity to hear from real people and discuss what matters to them".

Candidate Michelle Miller said, “I strongly believe that this debate is the first step in raising the stature of the Public Service Commission. Georgians need to know how important the PSC is, how it has a direct impact on their daily lives, and their wallets. With support of DeKalb County GOP and the many other Republican organizations, we are standing together to demonstrate that this race will no longer be overlooked. “

Mr.Greg Williams, past president of the Buckhead Young Republicans, has agreed to be the emcee for the event and added "I'm excited about hosting this informative debate forum for an overlooked office here in GA. The importance of electing a transparent, knowledgeable Public Service Commissioner is paramount to Georgians receiving fair treatment from the monopolistic industries under the purview of the PSC"

Tickets are available for $10 (suggested thought not required in order to attend) at ​ 

​About the DeKalb County GOP Georgia Energy Forum

​The Georgia Energy Forum's purpose is to provide a direct face-to-face link and interaction between the ratepayers and taxpayers of the State of Georgia and their public service commissioners who's stated mission is to ensure every Georgian has access to safe, reliable and reasonably priced Electricity, Natural Gas and Telecommunications. 

About the Dekalb County GOP:

The DeKalb County Republican Party is the conservative voice in DeKalb County. In addition to running Republican candidates for office, we provide monthly breakfast meetings for DeKalb citizens to meet their elected representatives and discuss issues. The Dekalb County GOP mission is "Educate, Motivate & Mobilize" Republicans in DeKalb County.


​Dekalb County GOP Headquarters 
2050 Lawrenceville Highway, Atlanta, GA 30033
(678) 468-2793

Committee to Elect Kellie Austin for PSC​
2245 Pine Point Dr., Lawrenceville, GA 30043​
Nancy Powell Hohlwein, Campaign Manager​

Committee to Elect Michelle Miller
P.O. Box 6646, Warner Robins, Georgia 31095
​Dalton Dismuks, Campaign Manager


About Dekalb County Republican Party

The DeKalb County Republican Party is your conservative voice in DeKalb County.

Dekalb County Republican Party
2050 Lawrenceville Highway
Atlanta, GA