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Columbus native runs for seat on Georgia Public Service Commission

Updated: Nov. 11, 2020 at 9:08 PM EST
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A Columbus native is on the ballot to represent the Georgia on its' Public Service Commission. A runoff is scheduled for Jan. 5.

The five-seat board’s goal is to ensure residents receive safe, reliable, and reasonably priced utilities such as electric and internet.

Candidate Daniel Blackman said Georgians pay the fifth highest rates in the United States.

He shared three of his goals if elected.

“Low and moderate income assistance programs, number two, we want to make sure we’re driving the conversation on wireless internet broadband expansion. I want to go into our historically black colleges and our local colleges and I want to begin to build out a workforce of the future that can drive the energy conversation," said Blackman, candidate for Public Service Commission.

Blackman said being elected to the Public Service Commission is a six-year position.

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