Two Republicans have defeated challengers to retain their seats on Georgia's Public Service Commission.
Commissioner Chuck Eaton defeated Democrat Stephen Oppenheimer for the District 3 seat on the panel, which regulates electric and other utilities in the state. The district covers metro Atlanta, although the seat is elected statewide.
In western Georgia, Commissioner Stan Wise, a Republican, defeated Libertarian David Staples for the District 5 seat. No Democratic candidate qualified in that race, which is also elected statewide.
Since it oversees utility companies, the commission makes decision worth billions of dollars for consumers.