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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Bender Announces Campaign for Mayor of Snellville

Barbara Bender
Snellville City Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Bender officially announced her campaign for Mayor of Snellville today. The current Mayor, Jerry Oberholtzer, is term-limited and is not eligible for re-election.

Mayor Pro Tem Bender also announced that she raised over $4K in less than a month, even before officially announcing her candidacy.

Said Bender, “I am proud to announce my campaign for Mayor. I’m running because it is essential that we continue to move Snellville forward. Snellville is becoming a destination in South Gwinnett and the envy of the entire county…”

"I will ensure our progress continues by breaking ground on the town center, attracting new businesses while retaining our current businesses, continue bringing events that are building our sense of community and by making government more efficient and keeping taxes low," said Bender.

As a Certified Public Accountant for 20 years and Vice President of Hamilton Financial, Barbara understands finance, including the need to control spending, implement efficiencies to cut waste and keep taxes low while preserving high levels of service in public safety, roads and parks.

Barbara Bender has served on the Snellville City Council since 2005.
  • She has represented the Gwinnett Municipal Association on the Planning Advisory Committee for the Gwinnett County 2030 Unified Plan. 
  • She served on the Board of the Gwinnett Municipal Association in 2009.
  • Participated in the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Community Planning Academy
  • Is a graduate of the Georgia Municipal Association’s training course. 
  • Currently the treasurer of the Snellville Commerce Club.
  • Part of the Leadership Gwinnett class of 2010-2011.

Barbara has been married to her husband Greg for 26 years. They have 2 grown children.

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