Patty Durand

Patty Durand

Patty Durand, Candidate for Public Service Commissioner

Patty Durand (D) is running in the Democratic primary for Georgia District 2 Public Service Commissioner in 2022. If successful, she would face off against Tim Echols (R) in the general election.

Durand’s website

Signature Issues

Lowering Energy Bills and Consumer Advocacy — Durand’s main focus is lowering energy bills for consumers and providing for a transparent billing process. She blames much of the expense on the cozy relationship between Public Service Commissioners and companies like Georgia Power.

Opposition to Plant Vogtle — Durand strongly opposes construction of the nuclear plant Vogtle, calling it “Georgia’s Shame.”

“How much demand response, wind and solar, green hydrogen, storage, and energy efficiency would $30 billion have bought?” she asks.

Experience

Durand is a “longtime consumer advocate” and owner of “a consulting business with a focus on consumer engagement and education in energy and technology,” according to the Rome News-Tribune. Durand has never run for elected office before.

See other candidates running in the 2022 election in the Athens-area here.