About Patty Durand

Patty will work to protect Georgians from further rate increases. Our power bills are already the 8th highest in the nation. The current commission lavishes rich profits on Georgia Power, yet requires no bill pay assistance for those who fall behind. No other state treats their people so badly. 

Patty is an energy professional who cares about people.

She spent the last 10 years as President & CEO of an energy nonprofit called the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative which published research and educated people about grid modernization.

Patty has worked at the Sierra Club and Sandy Springs Greenspace, and volunteered with homeless organizations such as Lost & Found Youth and North Fulton Community Charities. She has assisted families in their struggle to stay housed and pay bills.

Patty Durand and her extended family

Patty and her 3 nieces, spouses and children visiting for Thanksgiving

Patty is running because her opponent represents utility interests, not yours.

Patty discovered that her opponent Tim Echols has never seen a rate increase he didn’t love. He’s given Georgia Power everything they want, and more. During his 12 years in office he has raised residential rates over 30% while keeping industrial rates flat at 0.3% in response to heavy lobbying by corporations. She brings deep knowledge about energy and respect for people to the job.


Patty will ensure that costs from the most expensive power plant ever built on earth, Georgia’s Plant Vogtle, doesn’t push Georgia electric bills into 1st place. This likely scenario will only be avoided if the current commissioners are held accountable by voting them ALL out of office, starting with the first one up for election: her opponent.

Patty has an MBA from the College of William & Mary and a B.S. in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Patty likes to listen to live music, travel to state and national parks, and spend time with family. Oh, and she likes to write! Click here to see Patty’s Posts.

Patty Durand and her extended family

Patty walking in the Inman Park festival parade.

Patty Durand and her extended family

Jon Ossoff and Patty