POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Harrell touts success in House campaign

Former Snellville Mayor Brett Harrell says he's had a successful beginning to his newest campaign.

Harrell, who is running for the state House District 106 seat, said earlier this month that he received campaign funds from 100 contributors in the first 100 days of his campaign.

The feat, he said, is a sign of strength and momentum as he seeks the Republican nod.

"It is an honor to have such tremendous support from people all over District 106, Gwinnett County and Georgia," Harrell said. "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," he added. "They are ready for a leader who will stop the talk and deliver."

Harrell's former colleague on the city council Melvin Everson holds the seat, but Everson is running for the state labor commissioner slot.

Also running in the GOP primary, to be held next year, is former Snellville City Councilman Warren Auld.

Taylor nominated to board

A Lawrenceville woman was named to the Georgia Board of Nursing last week.

Gov. Sonny Perdue picked Dawn Taylor, a 41-year-old attorney as the consumer member of the board.

Before opening her law firm, Taylor worked as deputy chief assistant district attorney for Gwinnett County.

She and her husband, Jim, have two children, a press release said.

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.