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Beaudreau to seek re-election

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Mike Beaudreau, who is currently Gwinnett's longest serving commissioner, announced Friday he would seek a third term.

Beaudreau, who represents District 3, covering much of southern and eastern Gwinnett, had considered running for a new House seat, but decided to seek to continue his role on the commission.

"The last few years have been very difficult for the county and many of its residents," Beaudreau said in a press release. "Because of the economic downturn, the Board of Commissioners was forced to make difficult decisions about spending and taxes. My conservative leadership and opposition to tax increases helped get us to where we are today, with our top credit rating intact, and with the lowest unemployment rate of metro Atlanta's core counties. Now that we see signs of improvement on the horizon, I want to continue to help move the county in the right direction."

Beaudreau said he remains committed to improving the quality of life in Gwinnett and hopes to continue his record of tight fiscal management and transparency.

Last year, Dacula resident Mike Korom and former Snellville Mayor Jerry Oberholtzer announced they would run for the District 3 board seat.

Due to reapportionment, District 3 boundaries now include portions of the Braselton and Chateau Elan areas in the northern part of the county, as well as Centerville, Snellville, Grayson, Loganville and Dacula.

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jack 2 years, 2 months ago

Here's hoping District 3 voters do the rest of the County a huge favor.

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jjbod1 2 years, 2 months ago

I agree with Jack, He is in my district, i have voted for him twice. but its time for new blood. I hope someone decent steps up to the plate.

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Sentinel 2 years, 2 months ago

Maybe it's a pilot for a new TV show "The Political Walking Dead" co-starring Shirley Lasseter.

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Kent 2 years, 2 months ago

For him to say he has a record of being a tight fiscal manager is laughable. He is all about overbuilding parks and libraries which the taxpayers are burdened with staffing and maintenance costs forever. Those who continue to vote for splost ignore the fact that they are increasing the tax burden far more than a penny. He voted yes to purchase the land for the stadium deal and continued to vote yes to throw more money down the taxpayer bottomless pit. He was the father of the garbage plan. He voted yes on many of the crooked land deals. He is the classic republican tax and spend politician who will do anything for a vote, and that includes spending your tax dollars for goodies to buy that vote. I know from experience that he does not listen to needs and concerns of his constituents. It is his way or the highway.

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jjbod1 2 years, 2 months ago

Lmao, speaking of highways, he kinda has one named after him in Tribble mill Park. It was a really nice old single track "2 ft wide" dirt trail, that he had widened to about 10 ft, so he could use for his own personal trail running. That debacle came real close to him loosing hundreds of votes from trail users in the last election. He came back and sucked up to many for that whole situation, just before the election.

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HonestIngine 2 years, 2 months ago

Take a good look at his picture. Would you buy a used car from this man?.

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dentaldawg83 2 years, 2 months ago

not my district but I hope he gets shown the door by a landslide

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BufordGuy 2 years, 2 months ago

Just like all the Gwinnett politicians before him---doesn't know to quit while he's ahead. At least the D3 voters will get the opportunity to kick him to the curb instead of him quitting like Kenerly did.

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NewsReader 2 years, 2 months ago

I wouldn't vote for this pompous narcissistic windbag. He has such a disdain for his constituents and takes great pride in having the good people of Gwinnett County ceremoniously escorted out the door by sheriff's deputies at public meetings when he refuses to listen to their complaints. He is a legend in his on mind. Please show him the door District 3.

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HonestIngine 2 years, 2 months ago

VOTE "NO" TO "BEAUDREAU"....Campaign Slogan for all of Gwinnett

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Coolray 2 years, 2 months ago

Beadreau and Lassiter will both win by a landslide. Talk is cheap. Who is the last incumbent to be defeated for any office is Gwinnett County?

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nicholson 2 years, 2 months ago

Mikey's "conservative leadership" claim is the funniest thing I have heard in a long time, when he was the instigator behind the county government's take over of the garbage hauling from private industry. The bungled way that it was handled led to law suits, and the tax payers have ended up paying for his fiasco. To top it off, Beaudreau is arrogant and thin-skinned to any criticism of his so called leadership and will react in hostile manner to his constituents. I am in his district, and he will never get my vote.

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wall1260 2 years, 2 months ago

Mike needs to go! He's done nothing for us. For two years we have been trying to do the right thing & work with him to get the trash bill cancelled from our vacant property. First you kick us out & take our property for Sugarloaf, then you stick us with a trash bill for a house we can't live in. Then you do nothing about it! We've paid taxes on this property for 50 years! Thanks for nothing Mike.

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HonestIngine 2 years, 2 months ago

Everyone from the Bannister regime, needs to be gone. Period. End of the discussion. Voters, need to vote everyone who has been in, totally out..Its time for new leadership in this county. If they are seeking re-election, then vote for the opponent. There should be a term limit on all political offices in Gwinnett. If they cannot do it in two terms, why give them another chance?
Also, Gwinnett needs increase the number of people on the Commission in order for there to be fair representation thru out the county. This is way outside the box.but the commission should have 1 represenative from each city, on the commission. That person would be the mayor of their city. Along with 4 members at large. WAY, WAY, OUTSIDE THE BOX, do away with all the city services and have ONE unified government, providing services to all the citizens. Eliminate, city governments and have just one (County) providing all the services.

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R 2 years, 2 months ago

Whoops this isn't way outside the box at all, its actually called New York City.

Mike is from the Connecticut area so it wouldn't be off the table as far as he is concerned. Voters its YOUR call , don't just gripe VOTE - if that requires supporting a Democrat so be it.

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ngwinnett 2 years, 2 months ago

Buford Guy is correct and we can get rid of this trash. We no longer need Beaudreau and his Napoleon complex.

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MarkElkins 2 years, 2 months ago

When we review the facts it is clear we have special interest pushing decisions of our commissioners. The financial exposure of commercialization of Briscoe Field is documented by GAO reports to Congress on Privatization and the cost Charlotte Douglas International Airport Mecklenburg County spent to reduce noise-$76 milloion and in addition the 450 homes it had to buy. Time for the taxpayer to have representation interested in the Quality of Life not self interest. The problem with government is simple: if they are not taxing us, passing laws for contributors benefit, acting as if they know better than us, they feel they are not doing a good job. We need smaller government and less taxes with better results for the dollars received.

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GEORGIABUCK 2 years, 2 months ago

Draft Tommy Hunter, he was just annexed into the district. He has a deep love for the county, is against the trash plan, stadium deal, and spending ANY taxpayer money without citizen involvement. I know him and he is an honorable man who is just as outraged by the crap going on behind closed doors as anybody.

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HonestIngine 2 years, 2 months ago

What's his website. post it and let's get Beaudreau out NOW>....

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JayJ 2 years, 2 months ago

Keep an eye on him - he is pushing Briscoe expansion/commercialization hard. He must be running again because he hasn't fulfilled his obligation to Propeller ... sorry to have to say that about anyone, but his involvment sure looks shady! He wasn't supposed to be running again so why is he?

His 'conservativism means "whatever I can get away with to make my life better" - wonder where his retirement home is ...

I could've sworn that Gwinnett's unemployment was higher than the rest of metro Atlanta along with the number of foreclosures!

Honestingine has a good point - lets get better representation on the BOC by increasing the number of commissioners. There's no way that 3 people should be deciding the fate of almost a million people!

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HonestIngine 2 years, 2 months ago

In Peachtree Corners, we have a watchdog committee. Check out our websitse. http://www.peachtreecornersfacts.com/index_files/Page519.htm We are watching the new city, that is supposed to only have 3 services, and make sure the citizens do not have extra foolish spending by the city officials. We need to move this Countywide and watch ALL ELECTED OFFICIALS. I propose that the Gwinnett County BOC increase from its present # by including 1 from each city.(for discussion the mayor) This way every area of the county has a voice. Then we do away with each city and have one City(like Jacksonville) one governement, providing the services for the county. NO duplication of services, we will be able to get better pricing on privitaze services. Less Government, Less Taxes, Win-Win for all .

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kevin 2 years, 2 months ago

This article should be listed under the heading "Crime." He is a good guy gone bad. The result of constnat re-electing the same person to a job. He will NOT vote against commericalization of Briscoe Field. And he talks about how he represents his people. What a joke. His area is far away from Briscoe Field so what does he care. He is just thinking abut all the revenues that will be flowing in for him to spend. He cares less about the people around that airfield since it doesn't affect him directly. And if it does, he is a real jerk. I will bet you that this issue becomes and AG investigation if it gets passed. There must be alot of money being passed around under the table. If he truly cared about the people in Gwinnett, he would vote NO to the commercialization. Funny that no one put upa bid for plain old privatization, without commercial flights. I guess it is obvious, that wouldn't be profitable enough to justify the deal. Get rid of this guy next election. He has changed too much since his first time on the board.

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CD 2 years, 2 months ago

I guess Landmark sees a path for him. I can't imagine walking on that path myself--at least without dodging around a good bit--, but the truth is that he was re-elected by many of the same folks that will be thumbing their way around on the ballot box this time around. I can't imagine the district IQ has improved, so he may just be there again. There are some out there that enjoy abuse and they seem to show up with their thumbs ready for action.

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HonestIngine 2 years, 2 months ago

If we do not watch it, we will have another MIDWAY airport in Lawrenceville....

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suedehead 2 years, 2 months ago

When he first ran for office, he canvassed my Brookwood neighborhood going door to door. Spoke with me for about 5 minutes about his desire to serve the citizens, blah blah, blah. I knew he was a fake immediately and kept thinking "bored little man, go back to your ALTA team." Never saw him again during any other elections. Probably didn't feel the need to return. The Stepfords in my uptight, heavily controlled HOA/Peyton Place subdivision will vote for anyone with an (R) next to their name even if it was RuPaul. Sometimes, I feel this could be said about many Gwinnett voters

Guys, not all DEMS are bad. What about voting for the BEST person for the job, no matter the party?

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Love_Lawrenceville 1 year, 11 months ago

MIKE BEAUDREA HAS GOT TO GO!!!

He seems to be the biggest impediment to voting the airport expansion issue down. I was in one meeting where resident after resident presented fact after thoughtful, provocative fact on why the airport expansion should not happen. I swear to you, Beaudrea was picking wax (I suppose) from his ear and inspecting it. He honestly showed more interest to that earwax than to anything Gwinnett residents had to say. It seemed to me that his mind was made up, regardless of the facts being presented at the meeting.

Now, all together:

MIKE BEAUDREA HAS GOT TO GO!!!

Please, vote this joker OUT!

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Love_Lawrenceville 1 year, 11 months ago

Mike Beaudrea has got to go! And with him, the idea of commercializing Briscoe!

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