Interview with Bubba McDonald, May 1, 2008

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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Lauren "Bubba" McDonald grew up in Commerce, Georgia, and served as a commissioner in Jackson County before being elected to the state House in 1971, where he worked on the Industry Committee and the Appropriations Committee. He was later appointed to the Public Service Commission by Governor Zell Miller in 1998. In this interview, McDonald discusses his early years and his public service as a state Representative and Public Service Commissioner. He focuses primarily on his working relationships with governors and speakers, his ideas about energy policy and regulation, and the process of shaping Georgia's budget.







Lauren "Bubba" McDonald and Bob Short, “Interview with Bubba McDonald, May 1, 2008,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed September 28, 2020,