ATLANTA, GA — John Noel and Robert Bryant met this morning at the Georgia Capitol to announce their joint campaign for two seats on Georgia’s Public Service Commission. John Noel of Augusta has qualified to be on the Democratic ballot on May 19 for the District 4 seat, and Dr. Robert G. “Bobby” Bryant of Savannah is running for the District 1 seat.
Says Noel, “When I ran for the PSC in 2018, problems like high electric and gas charges were prevalent. Now it’s the same story—but worse. It’s time to change our PSC.”
Bryant and Noel will focus their statewide campaign on three primary issues: lowering power bills by reining in excessive fees; protecting Georgia’s water resources from pollution like coal ash; and promoting green energy and jobs.
Says Bryant, “My most immediate and primary concern is the rising cost of light bills, which has a tremendous impact on minority communities. We need to challenge the status quo and invest in green alternatives, providing affordable energy to ALL Georgians.”
Says Noel, “For too long our regulated utility monopolies have been telling us what THEY want. It’s time we tell them what WE want—more green energy, lower bills, and a responsive Public Service Commission to make it happen.”
John Noel is the founder of Energy + Environment LLC, an energy efficiency contracting company that has saved customers tens of millions of dollars in energy costs over the last 20+ years. He has previously served in the Georgia House of Representatives, where he introduced the first LEED construction bill in the General Assembly and played an important role in lobbying for the 2008 Georgia Clean Energy Tax Credit.
Robert Bryant is a Savannah native with a lifelong curiosity and passion for the environment. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Georgia Southern University and a Ph.D. in Adult Education from the University of Georgia. He has a well-respected career as a higher education officer, serving as a dean of students and multicultural programs director at several fine Southern colleges and universities. Robert’s volunteer efforts with such organizations as Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and the NAACP speak to his heart for servant leadership.
Says Noel, “I’ve spent a business career saving people and businesses money on their utility bills; Bobby on making sure people don’t get taken advantage of. I’d say we make a good team to clean up the PSC and look after the consumers.”
Learn more about each candidate at robertforga.com and noelforpsc.com.