Thursday, November 12, 2009

100 Contributors in 100 Days to the Harrell for House Campaign

Brett Harrell (R-Snellville), candidate for State Representative, District 106, announced today that his campaign as of October 11th had received contributions from 100 supporters in the first 100 days of his campaign—a clear sign of the strength and growing momentum of his campaign for State House.

Harrell said, “It is an honor to have such tremendous support from people all over District 106, Gwinnett County and Georgia. In the tough economic times we are in, it is a true testament of support to have so many people invest in me in the first 100 days of the campaign. These supporters know that I have a long record of taking action and delivering on vital issues, and they know I will continue that record at the State Capitol. They are tired of promises from career politicians. They are ready for a leader who will stop the talk and deliver.”

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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