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.