4788 Ashford Dunwoody Rd
Dunwoody, GA 30338
DEKALB COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY – JUNE 20th BREAKFAST PROGRAM
Educating Republicans and Empowering Candidates
You are cordially invited to join us at the DeKalb County GOP Breakfast with:
|Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald*
State of Georgia, Public Service Commission, District 4
Who Will Speak On:
“How the PSC is Protecting Georgians During the Reopening of Georgia?”
In thousands of instances each year, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) is the last hope of many Georgia consumers in resolving their problems with utilities regulated by the Commission. Consumer contacts included consumer complaints and questions, media inquiries, requests for information and assistance, consumer comments regarding issues before the Commission, and all incoming calls made on the Commission’s toll-free and local telephone lines. On March 12th, amid growing concerns of Coronavirus, Gov. Brian Kemp issued an order that state employees who can telework should telework. By the beginning of April, that became a stay at home order for all Georgia residents, with a list of exceptions including work for Georgians who perform essential services and for necessities including shopping for food.
As Georgia leads in the reopening of our country, join us at the June 20th DeKalb GOP Breakfast to learn how the Georgia Public Service Commission will continue its’ mission to ensure Georgians have access to low cost, reliable utility service by financially viable companies.
Saturday, June 20 2020 | 9:00 am – 10:30 am
This is an in-person event.
Wild Wing Café, 4788 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30338
Required Advance Register Online: HERE
- For DeKalb GOP Member – $12 per Ticket
- Non-Members & Guests – $15 per Ticket
COVID-19 Safety and Compliance – PLEASE READ:
The State of Georgia leads in the Reopening of America following the Coronavirus-19 Pandemic. In order for the DeKalb GOP to host a safe and responsible in-person event and in response to Covid-19, we are keeping in mind with CDC guidelines, The White House guidelines and aligning with the ongoing guidance for reviving a healthy Georgia with Governor Brian Kemp’s Public Health State of Emergency Executive Orders that were issued on 05.28.20.01 and 05.28.20.02.
As such, The DeKalb GOP has made the following changes for our in-person DeKalb GOP Breakfasts in response to COVID-19 as follows:
- All registrations via EventBrite are required in advance.
- There will be no day of, walk-ups permitted.
- Payment via cash, credit or e-cash (i.e. Venmo, Paypal) will not be accepted at the door.
- A hot breakfast with juice and coffee will be included. A server who will be wearing a mask and gloves will serve and administer the buffet – so no self-serving will be allowed. The breakfast line will have marked spots that will be six feet apart to allow for social distancing.
- Masks are optional for DeKalb GOP Members and Guests. If wearing one then you are to provide your own mask.
- We will have access to the entire dining area of Wild Wings Café allowing for reserved seating to be in compliance with no more than 10 people at the same table and being 6 feet apart between tables.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CANDIDATES
Candidates will have the opportunity to present a 2-minute pitch but will have registered via EventBrite in advance and will need to register their intent via email by Friday, June 19th at 5 pm EST to:
Marci McCarthy, Vice-Chairman Communications and DeKalb GOP Breakfast Series 2020 Chairwoman
DeKalb County Republican Party
*About our Featured Speaker:
Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald, who served 20 years as a state Representative, was appointed to the Commission in June 1998 by Governor Zell Miller to fill a vacated post and then re-elected in a special mid-term election in November 1998. He held the seat until 2002. In 2008 and in 2014, Georgians again elected McDonald to serve on the Commission.
McDonald has a deep knowledge of the energy industry. He puts that knowledge to work as a member of the Electric Committee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and as an executive member of the Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition.
During his time on the Commission McDonald has presided over the advent of solar power in Georgia resulting in the state becoming one of the top five fastest growing in the nation for solar energy. He has accomplished this through a conservative and thoughtful free-market approach without putting upward pressure on rates and without state-sponsored financial incentives. In 2013, Georgia had virtually no solar power on the grid. McDonald was able to garner support to add 525 megawatts of solar energy to the portfolio of the state’s investor owned utility. Currently, utility companies are erecting solar power facilities that will provide a total of 4,610 megawatts of solar energy by 2022. McDonald has also supported the construction of solar facilities at six of Georgia’s military bases, contributing to national security and helping to protect the bases from future base closure proposals.
McDonald is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a BBA in Business. He also served six years in the Georgia Air National Guard. He owns businesses in the private sector and is married to Shelley McDonald. He was married to the late Sunny Nivens McDonald for 45 years. He has a son, Lauren, three grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren.