Sunday, January 31, 2010

State Rep Melvin Everson endorses Brett Harrell for House

Incumbent District 106 State Representative and candidate for Labor Commissioner Melvin Everson announces his endorsement of Brett Harrell (R-Snellville) saying,

“I am proud to endorse Brett Harrell for State House. When I made the decision to run for Labor Commissioner, I wanted to ensure that I left District 106 with a Representative we could be proud of. That is why I called Brett Harrell. I served on the Snellville City Council while Brett was Mayor. As Mayor, Brett didn’t just sit around and talk about the problems; he delivered. I saw it firsthand. He cut taxes for 5 consecutive years, and reduced the overall burden of government by 52%. That’s the kind of leader we need in the State House.”

“It is an honor to have the support of a fine leader like Melvin Everson. Melvin has done a great job representing the people of HD 106, and I look forward to continuing his good work in the State House. We need less talk and more action in Atlanta, and that is exactly what I will provide if fortunate enough to serve the people of this district.” said Harrell.

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.

District 106 includes the City of Snellville and parts of unincorporated Grayson and Lilburn in Gwinnett County.

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