The Atlanta Business Chronicle is reporting that the Chairman of Georgia’s Public Service Commission is not seeking re-election.
“There’s an old saying that happiness doesn’t come from doing easy work,” Wise said in a statement. “I was sent here to make tough decisions, and I did my best to advance our state and its citizens. We have reliable utility services and abundant energy supplies and capacity. We haven’t deferred infrastructure investment, which will keep rates more affordable over time. Businesses are more likely to choose Georgia because of the climate we have created, which means more jobs and prosperity. It brings me immense satisfaction to know I played a hand in that.”
Wise, 65, said he does not plan to qualify for re-election when qualifying begins in March. He does plan on serving the remainder of his term, which expires Dec. 31, 2018.
Wise has served four six-year terms, joining the commission in 1995.