Political Contributions

Political Contributions

Southern Company and its subsidiaries comply with all laws governing the making of political contributions or expenditures, including independent expenditures, using corporate funds in connection with elections for public office. Any use of corporate funds to make political contributions or independent expenditures (as defined by applicable law) in connection with elections for public office must be approved in advance by the Chief Executive Officer, the senior External Affairs Officer and the General Counsel (if applicable) of the Southern Company entity making the disbursement. Southern Company contributions in 2015 were as follows:

Political Contributions Report
Contribution Recipient 2015
Republic Attorneys General Association $35,000
Republican Governors Association $150,000
Republican State Leadership Committee $50,000
Democratic Governors Association $85,000
Total $345,000


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The following links provide access to Southern Company subsidiary political contribution pages:

Georgia Power Contributions

Gulf Power Contributions

Lobbying-Related Activities

Engagement in legislative and regulatory proceedings at the federal, state and local levels of government is crucial to the success of Southern Company. Southern Company and its subsidiaries devote substantial attention and resources to interaction with government officials as public policy is debated and laws and regulations are developed. In addition, Southern Company works closely with trade associations and industry coalitions in its government relations activities. Southern Company made payments of $50,000 or more in 2015 to the following trade associations and coalitions engaged in lobbying-related activities:

2015 Trade Association Report
Contribution Recipient Amount Used for Political Purposes
U.S. Chamber of Commerce $472,500
Edison Electric Institute $390,167
Electricity Reliability Coordinating Council $193,340
Business Round Table $128,558
American Coalition for Clean Coal Technology $100,000
Nuclear Energy Institute $82,203
Nation Association of Manufacturers $32,763
Reforming America's Taxes Equitably $25,000
Total $1,424,531

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