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  McDonald, Jr., Lauren "Bubba"
<-  2009-01-01  
NameLauren "Bubba" McDonald, Jr.
Address3394 Orchard Dr
Clarkesville, Georgia 30523, United States
Born November 24, 1938 (83 years)
ContributorMr. Techno
Last ModifedRBH
Nov 21, 2020 06:34pm
InfoLauren "Bubba" McDonald, Jr. is a native Georgian who brings a lifetime of business experience and public service to the Commission. Commissioner McDonald was appointed by then Governor Zell Miller to fill a vacant Commission seat on June 10, 1998. The voters of Georgia then overwhelming elected him to the Commission in November of that year. He served as Commission Chairman in 2001.

Commissioner McDonald spent his adult life in the hardware business as owner of McDonald Hardware and Builders Supply in Commerce, Georgia. He currently is a business partner with his son, Lauren III, in L.W. McDonald and Son Funeral Home in Cumming, Georgia.

Commissioner McDonald served 20 years in the Georgia House of Representatives, serving as Chair of the Industry Committee for five years and Chair of the budget-writing Appropriations Committee for eight years. He is also a former member of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners.

Commissioner McDonald is serving on two Committees of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissions: the Committee on Electricity and the Nuclear Electric Institute Liability Committee. He is the chair of the Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues Waste Disposal and a member of the Subcommittee on Strategic Issues.

He has also served as a member of the Board of Governors of Mercer Medical College, a director of the Small Business Development Center at the University of Georgia and as a member of the Board of the Advanced Technology Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

McDonald and his wife of 38 years, Sunny McDonald (Nivens), a retired educator, reside in Forsyth County. He is an elder in the Presbyterian Church. In his spare time he rides a Harley, plays golf and sings.


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  01/05/2021 GA Public Service Commissioner 4 - Runoff Won 50.38% (+0.76%)
  11/03/2020 GA Public Service Commissioner 4 Won 49.91% (+2.94%)
  06/09/2020 GA Public Service Commissioner 4 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2014 GA Public Service Commissioner Won 53.38% (+11.63%)
  05/20/2014 GA Public Service Commissioner - R Primary Won 62.28% (+41.44%)
  12/02/2008 GA Public Service Commissioner - Runoff Won 56.52% (+13.04%)
  11/04/2008 GA Public Service Commissioner Won 47.22% (+0.00%)
  07/15/2008 GA Public Service Commissioner - R Primary Won 52.34% (+4.67%)
  11/05/2002 GA Public Service Commissioner Lost 47.12% (-0.37%)
  11/24/1998 GA Public Service Commissioner - Special Runoff Won 65.69% (+31.38%)
  11/03/1998 GA Public Service Commissioner - Special Election Won 49.61% (+7.48%)
  06/05/1998 GA Public Service Commissioner - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/17/1990 GA Governor - D Primary Lost 6.10% (-35.18%)
  11/08/1988 GA State House 012 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1984 GA State House 012 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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GA US President - R Primary - Mar 06, 2012 R Newt Gingrich
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