Tim G. Echols is an elected official originally from Clayton County, Georgia, who was elected to the Athens-area seat on the Georgia Public Service Commission as a Republican in 2010. Echols unsuccessfully attempted to be appointed to the United States Senate in 2019. Echols currently serves as vice-chairman of the commission.
Echols created the national non-profit, TeenPact, that now operates in 49 states.
Echols served on Governor Sonny Perdue's office of Children and Families for 5 years. He was treasurer and spokesperson for U.S. representative Paul Broun. In 2009, Echols was campaign manager and senior policy advisor for Republican gubernatorial candidate John Oxendine, who lost the Republican primary to Nathan Deal. In 2010, Echols won against Democratic candidate Keith Moffett in a race to become the Athens-area public service commissioner, after first defeating fellow Republicans Jeff May and Joey Brush in the primary, and then John Douglas in the primary run-off.
In December 2016, Echols won re-election to another six-year term as a commissioner. His campaign was focused around a promise to keep electric rates low and support renewable energy development. His second term began on January 1, 2017. In September 2019, Echols filed with Governor Brian Kemp's office for consideration to replace Senator Johnny Isakson. Kemp eventually appointed Kelly Loeffler to the open seat. Echols then proceeded to endorse Loeffler's campaign.