Why Russell Mitchell Will Get My Vote

Now that we are all new citizens of the city of Brookhaven, it is time to consider our city leadership.

Dear Neighbor,


Now that we are all new citizens of the city of Brookhaven, it is time to consider our city leadership. We are voting for Russell Mitchell for District 2 council member, because he exemplifies what we want in a representative. Russell has the experience in a city start-up that we need. Russell was the financial analyst for the nascent city of Dunwoody and he brings his BA in finance and MBA as tools to ensure the financial stability of the new city of Brookhaven.


I have spoken with Russell in a casual setting, and he was receptive to input and helped me feel that my opinions would be heard and not dismissed due to my lack of formal city experience. His good-natured inclusiveness is exactly what we need. He does not represent a commercial interest in the city and will be poised to defend the families Brookhaven from predatory investors. It will be great to see a council member who is insulated from the power cliques that have previously had a stranglehold on the Ashford Park neighborhood. A vote for Russell Mitchell is a vote for family values and financial stability.

Katherine and Sean Coy -2801 Georgian Drive East

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Greg Trinkle October 11, 2012 at 03:31 PM
District two voted against the city of Brookhaven by a margin higher than approved the city. I was not asked about the content of this city, nor were any of my neighbors. So while I was voted into this city, it was not by my neighbors. So my question, what was the logic used by CNDB (including Mr. Mitchell), of not engaging the people of district 2 into the format that the city government would be? Did they go to the Civic Associations and ask what services the people of district 2 wanted to take over from the county? Why not ask the communities that comprise district 2 for input into the proposed city that went in front of Gov. Deal? Going forward, will he govern on his preconceived mandate or will he actually allow the citizens of district 2 to have influence?
Eric H October 11, 2012 at 03:42 PM
they are non profit community events. Plus they don't amount to the same amount of clutter as political signs. And generally get put up the week of the event. I understand the week before the election tends to devolve into a free for all with political signs going all over the place - don't like it but at least its just the week before. Though I do wonder if people actually vote for someone because they have a lot of signs in the county right of way. Actually a candidate for a recent judge race had put a lot of signs improperly in the county ROW (not on private property with the appropriate party's permission) and i didn't have a strong preference either way so i used that as my deciding factor to vote for his opponent. I mean isn't that a tad ironic? A judge putting out signs in violation of the county code?
Kiri Walton October 11, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Oops, comments are now closed on this thread.
Jack of Kings October 11, 2012 at 04:01 PM
There is a Council Candidate training class this Saturday-the first one was on Tuesday. Of the 23 council candidates, there were only 4--just 4--candidates that attended on Tuesday. It will be interesting to see if all of the remaining 19 candidates attend this Saturday's class. To me, just my opinion, any candidate that does NOT attend without some real reason is not demonstrating the level of committment to be a council member. Would anyone agree with me on this position? Thanks in advance.
Kathie " SOC" Coy October 11, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Greg, Please feel free to come over Sunday and pose the questions to Russell, we would love to have you.


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