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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: More support Harrell

Camie Young

Camie Young

Brett Harrell has added to the growing list of former Snellville officials supporting him in a state House run.

Harrell, the city's mayor from 2000 to 2003 who also formerly worked as director of the Evermore Community Improvement District, announced endorsements from former City Council members Kurt Schulz and James Walters.

He is running in the 2010 Republican race for House District 106, as current Rep. Melvin Everson is running for labor commissioner. Also on the GOP ballot will be former Councilman Warren Auld.

"Brett served all of Snellville, old and new, and he will represent our entire community exceptionally well as our next state representative," said Walters, who served prior to Harrell's election ousting longtime Mayor Emmett Clower.

Schulz, a neighbor of Harrell's, attributed his support to Harrell's success in office.

"Brett demonstrated leadership and integrity as our mayor. He implemented numerous cost-saving programs and delivered for the citizens of Snellville." Schulz said. "He is one person who has consistently represented the best interests of all homeowners."

Web site set up for Census

Work on the 2010 Census has already begun.

Earlier this month, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the launch of a Web site in an effort to get a complete county in the state. The results could provide Georgia more seats in Congress.

"This (Georgia Complete Count) Committee is tasked with developing and implementing a plan to ensure we have the best possible Census participation rate," Perdue said in a press release. "We expect this Web site to serve as a meeting place for all state and local Complete Count Committees to learn and respond to our duties as a state."

Included in the Web site www.census.georgia.gov are a full listing of the Complete Count Committee members, information on meetings and sub-committee efforts, and links to materials and facts from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Political Notebook appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Camie Young can be reached via e-mail at camie.young@gwinnettdailypost.com.