Should BrookhavenYES Officials Seek Public Office?
Patch wants to know your opinion.
During Monday night's live chat with BrookhavenYES, an item came up for discussion that has been a frequent topic for debate.
During the chat, BrookhavenYES president J. Max Davis was repeatedly asked about his political future, if any, should cityhood pass on July 31. While he said he has not decided to run for mayor or any public office, he also clarified that BrookhavenYES board members can seek municipal office if they choose.
On Tuesday, Davis clarified the matter further for Patch.
"Nothing in our BrookhavenYES by-laws says we cannot run," he said. "We just can't politic while board members or use our board position in any way to promote or even talk about a personal run for office. The only people barred from running are current members of the Georgia legislature."
So, if Brookhaven cityhood passes, any of the officers or board members of BrookhavenYES could run for city council or mayor.
Does this affect your opinion on the pros and cons of cityhood? Do you believe BrookhavenYES officials should be allowed to run for office, or should each member of the organization's leadership agree to recuse themselves from seeking an elective position?
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