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Replay Patch's live, all-day coverage of Brookhaven and Chamblee's historic election.
J. Max Davis and Sandy Murray will face each other in a runoff to become the new city of Brookhaven's first mayor.
And Chamblee will remain as it is, as voters rejected a referendum for the city to become DeKalb County's third largest municipality.
In the District 1 city council race, Rebecca Chase Williams will face Kevin Fitzpatrick Jr., who narrowly finished the race in second place over Alan Cole by less than 100 votes.
In District 2, Jim Eyre became the new city's first elected official, defeating Russell Mitchell and Larry Hurst, with 55 percent of the vote, thus avoiding a runoff.
In District 3, Kevin Quirk and Bates Mattison will face each other in a runoff, in a race that featured nine candidates.
And in District 4, first-place winner Joe Gebbia and Karen Lord, who finished second, will be in a runoff.
In the Chamblee annexation referendum, the ballot measure lost, 51 to 49 percent.
Replay Patch's live election day blog by clicking on the window above this article.
8:10 am on Tuesday, November 6, 2012
It was great to see neighbors out at the polls despite the rain this morning. The covered area at Skyland Precinct kept us dry while we waited (no more than 20 minutes) and the Church members had hot coffee and donuts inside. Get out and VOTE!
9:52 am on Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Great organization at Skyland polling station (Brookhaven Christian Church). Took 30 minutes in total. Kudos to the poll workers for rapidly moving the voters through.
If you do not vote, do not complain.
1:19 pm on Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Guess the joke is on all us early voters, the lines are great today. I'm glad to see so many [people voting with ease.
4:09 pm on Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Joe Gebbia! 7am in the rain. Already showing his dedication!
8:52 pm on Tuesday, November 6, 2012
...Kerry Witt, District 4, he has our vote!! No body knows Brookhaven and cares about it and its residents like Kerry!
9:03 pm on Tuesday, November 6, 2012
"The covered area at Skyland Precinct kept us dry while we waited (no more than 20 minutes) and the Church members........." Let's talk about the Skyland area.
Why did J. Max Davis, as President of the Brookhaven Yes organization and countless volunteers fight so hard for us, the taxpayers of unincorporated DeKalb County, to be given the opportunity to become our own city ? Because everyone, Vote Yes and No.org, knew that we weren't getting our fair share of taxes spent in our parks and roads, among many other places. Brookhaven will take over 11 DeKalb County parks, when Brookhaven purchases them from the county at $ 100.00 per acre. It can't come soon enough for me ! Here is a list of all the parks in DeKalb County, from their website, http://www.co.dekalb.ga.us/parks/pr-facilities-ammenities.html
Look under Atlanta and then look under Chamblee, GA parks. Do you find Skyland Park ? I sure didn't. It's near PDK airport. http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl
It's also next door to the DeKalb County Vital Records Unit. I hope voter registration records aren't stored there ! Yikes. If the county can lose a park that is by my guesstimate 5-6 acres, where are all our tax dollars going ? I sure don't know.
12:14 am on Wednesday, November 7, 2012
I am showing a over 100 vote difference between Bates Mattison and the next candidate. Please check the numbers. Thanks.
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