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Harrell to seek a second term in House

SNELLVILLE -- Brett Harrell will seek another term at the State House.

The former Snellville mayor announced his re-election campaign Monday, saying he still has work to do for State House District 106, which has been redrawn to include Snellville and smaller portions of Lawrenceville, Grayson and Loganville.

"I am grateful to represent the citizens and businesses in District 106 at the State House and I look forward to expanding that representation to include those newly added portions of Lawrenceville, Grayson, and Loganville beginning next session," Harrell said.

After his time in office with the city and later as executive director of the Evermore Community Improvement District, Harrell has spent his term at the Capitol working on HB 291, a truth in taxation and property protection statute to prohibit billing non-tax fees such as sanitation and stormwater on citizens' property tax bills.

According to a press release, he has also authored legislation to reduce costs for county government, strengthen courts, secure patient physician decision-making and reserve access to universities to those in the country legally.

As part of his campaign announcement, Harrell released endorsements from the corners of District 106, including Snellville Mayor Pro Tem Tom Witts, Lawrenceville Councilman Tony Powell, Loganville Councilman Dan Curry and Grayson Councilwoman Allison Wilkerson.

Over the weekend, Harrell, who works in sales with Advanced Disposal, was on hand at a Newt Gingrich rally in Suwanee, introducing the GOP presidential candidate.