Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Former Chief and former Manager endorse former Mayor for State House

Snellville’s former Chief of Police Jimmy Davis and former City Manager Jeff Timler today announced their endorsement of former Mayor Brett Harrell for State Representative for District 106.

Chief Davis (retired) said, “Harrell and I were change agents for the City of Snellville. We modernized internal systems, made the tough decisions, and set the city on a path for future progress. I was proud to serve with Brett. He is not afraid to fight for what is right and he delivers for his constituents.”

Timler added, “Brett is a visionary leader that inspires others to reach new heights. His collaborative working attitude resulted in significant improvements within his four short years as mayor. He challenged staff to deliver more for less and to always keep our citizens and business owners at the forefront of whatever task we engaged in as he always reminded us our position was one of service. Simply put, Brett always rolled up his sleeves and delivered for Snellville, and I know he will do the same in the State House.”

Harrell said, “I am sincerely gratified to have the support and endorsement of those that I’ve worked with so closely in the past. Personally, the greatest rewards I have ever received for my prior service is the continuing relationship I maintain with so many staff and citizen’s I’ve had the honor to serve.”

Harrell served as mayor of Snellville from 2000 until 2003. During his tenure he cut property taxes every year and reduced the overall burden of government by 52 percent while expanding the police force, preserving over 100 acres of permanent green space, and establishing the vision that led to a new Recycling Center, Senior Center, and City Hall.

Most recently, Harrell served as the executive director of the Evermore Community Improvement District (CID), where he managed the day-to-day operations of a self-taxing business district comprised of 469 commercial property owners and 1,585 businesses providing over 16,000 jobs. While managing the CID, Harrell successfully advanced over $130 million in projects, including vital transportation improvements like the Hwy. 78 improvements.

Harrell is running for state representative for District 106 to succeed Melvin Everson, who is running for Labor Commissioner. District 106 includes the City of Snellville and parts of unincorporated Grayson and Lilburn in Gwinnett County.

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