Doug Kidd Enters Race for Public Service Commission

Doug Kidd Enters Race for Public Service Commission

December 3, 2013

LAVONIA — Doug Kidd kicked off his statewide campaign for Public Service Commission today when he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination.

Kidd, an attorney from Lavonia, said his campaign will focus on opening Georgia’s economy to newer and cheaper forms of energy and will aggressively advocate for fair and affordable energy rates.

“Georgia is at a crossroads in the energy industry,” Kidd said. “It’s an exciting time. Solar and biofuels are becoming more viable alternatives because of rapidly improving technology and we’re still finding new ways to make traditional sources such as coal and natural gas be ever more plentiful and affordable.”

Kidd also said his campaign will push for stronger ethics rules for the commission, including tougher rules on ex parte communications. “As an attorney, I know how important it is for rule makers to be fair and impartial, and allowing unfettered contact between commissioners and the utilities they regulate undermines the legitimacy of the PSC. We need to change that.”

Kidd practices law in Franklin County, where he focuses his general practice on civil litigation and helping small businesses navigate the legal landscape. Kidd is a past president of the Northern Circuit Bar Association, and he currently serves on the¬†oversight committee of¬†the circuit’s public defender office.

Running to represent District 4, which covers North Georgia, Kidd lives in Lavonia with his wife Beth and their two-year-old son Henry.

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Doug Kidd is a conservative reformer who will bring new energy to Georgia's economy. He and his wife, Beth, live in Lavonia with their son Henry.

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