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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Corey Self October 11, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Eric - Ronnie was initially VERY against the city...then he decided he wanted to run for mayor and was for the city....then he was on the fence about the whole thing but vowed he would run for mayor if we had a city. Now we have a city and he isn't running for mayor. I'm personally confused as to where Ronnie stands on the city, but he's made it perfectly clear that he wants Jim Eyre to be his councilman. I spoke with Jim tonight about his ties to Ronnie and his take was that he wished he could have 12 more people just like Ronnie. That's something I can live without.
HamBurger October 11, 2012 at 02:33 AM
Mr. Phil, I have an obsession with folks that are not truthful. Mr. Russell stated he would not be running for office and now he is. I also have an obsession with folks that create private groups that fund studies that affect me and my holdings yet will not be honest and state where the funds came from to finance their study. I am speaking of C$ND. Now, let’s talk about your obsession with me? Is it sexual in nature? I have never had a man follow me like you do and I am curious if this is your motive? Please do not be offended, I am flattered that you would be so obsessed with me, but I am going to have to say no. However, you are more than welcome to have a special hamburger and a Cheerwine!
TomMiller October 11, 2012 at 02:38 AM
I want the 6 minutes i wasted reading this mess back.
Just wondering October 11, 2012 at 02:39 AM
Mr. Hamburger, Do you have the same problem with your buddy, Ronnie Mayer, "Mayor (Bully) of Brookhaven" who was quoted as saying he would be running for something in the Patch and spewing hatred toward Chamblee at the same time? So he is a worthless liar? No, he is entitled to change his mind based on the circumstances as they occur. Please pass the tums, I can't take another one of your BS burgers!!
HamBurger October 11, 2012 at 02:40 AM
By the way, speaking of signs, no one seems to have a problem with the Brookhaven Arts Festival signs or the Chili Cook Off signs. Yet they have a problem with political signs. Kind of curious . . . Please pass the yellow mustard!
Jack of Kings October 11, 2012 at 02:42 AM
HamBurger--- you have not been truthful. You have said you have already answered the question on whether you are running for public office or not. That is a lie--you have never answered. Spare me your hypocrisy. I have asked repeatedly to clear this issue up by just stating that you are not running for public office. And you continue to change the subject and never answer. You will not answer again. But, I do not mind being surprised. So....what is it, HamBurger? Continued lies, misdirection and obfuscation?
HamBurger October 11, 2012 at 02:44 AM
Mr. Corey, will Mr. Russell be there? By the way, who were the folks that funded C$ND? Please pass the yellow mustard!
HamBurger October 11, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Mr. Corey, yes, Mr Ronnie is an acquired taste. But, he pitches in for his community. If he were to not be involved in his community anymore, would you fill in for him? By the way, who were the folks that funded C$ND? Please pass the yellow mustard!
HamBurger October 11, 2012 at 02:54 AM
Mr. Eric, really, since when do you pay attention to a piece of prime lean beef between two custom baked buns topped with thin sliced pickles, thin sliced onions, and yellow mustard? Are you losing your mind? Please pass the yellow mustard!
HamBurger October 11, 2012 at 03:06 AM
Ms. Kathie, some folks are less concerned with a person standing by their word, admitting their mistakes, or even publically acknowledging a change of heart when they announce their candidacy. However, some folks have principals. And, some folks have strong views about people that do not have principals. Quite frankly, one’s behavior tells me a lot about one’s character. What an exceptional evening on the deck enjoying a Cheerwine!
HamBurger October 11, 2012 at 03:18 AM
Mr. jonathan, if the article is correct, that is good news. However, my second question is the article above the Crier’s pay grade? Now, how about you publishing the city of Brookhaven’s budget? Just tell me, what is the budget? Crickets . . . No one individual actually has a clue of just where we are or where we are going financially in this new city. Yet, you what to chastise me for my views. SHOW ME YOUR DAMN BUDGET FOR THIS NEW CITY! Please pass the yellow mustard!
Eddie E. October 11, 2012 at 03:28 AM
Russell, Yes, the District Endorsements were announced and press releases should be public before the weekend. Nothing was (fixed) as the long established policy was followed to the letter.
HamBurger October 11, 2012 at 03:34 AM
Mr. Russell, I only know of Mr. Ronnie and I know he has not taken a special interest in me as Mr. Phil has. If you do not like being associated with Mr. Ronnie, and he is in your district, run him out. Just like C$ND and Brookhaven Yes rammed this city down our throats! Please pass they yellow mustard!
Eddie E. October 11, 2012 at 03:35 AM
Mr. Burger, That prompts a question from last week's mayoral debates (since questions of ethics have arisen on this thread). Quick, which 'working reporter' was also 'campaigning' at the debate? So much for journalistic ethics, but it's what you expect from the 'whiner'.
HamBurger October 11, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Mr. Phil, I have answered your question. I am asking you politely to refrain from your continued harassment of me. Please pass the yellow mustard!
HamBurger October 11, 2012 at 03:48 AM
Mr. Tom, just read the articles and refrain from going further . . . Now, that will be $125.00 . . . And I only take cash, no insurance. Please pass the yellow mustard!
Just wondering October 11, 2012 at 03:50 AM
Eddie E, You and Sandy are the same persona, just a crazy transgender thought!! Can't wait for the day that we meet and you AGAIN will have to admit to another lie, just like your phony endorsements. The good news for Brookhaven is that only the 12 of us who post on this page will know who you and SC endorsed in your smoke filled room process. And yes, I do wonder what ya'll smoke in that room when you endorse Sandy. I am still waiting for Sandy to announce her B Ellis endorsement, as her campaign manager, can you advise when that one will be announced as well?
Just wondering October 11, 2012 at 03:59 AM
Mr Hamburger(Grieg/Jim Hot Air), I believe you stated before that Ronnie is "an acquired taste". I believe you are a good taster. Now you say you only "know of him", not sure which is true. At any rate, people are entitled to change their mind. There is hope for you too!! In honor of Phil, I will say, I have searched all your posts and you never answered his question, are you running for office?
HamBurger October 11, 2012 at 04:07 AM
Mr. Russell, so, I have another stalker? Please pass the yellow mustard!
Just wondering October 11, 2012 at 04:28 AM
Dear Jim (hot air) Haburger, I really have no interest in stalking you. I rather enjoy your humorous posts ( as I know you shan't be serious). I just enjoy seeing you squirm and become agitated as you continue to avoid Phil's question. I have explicitly said I am not Russell and don't know the man and am not running for office of any sort in Brookhaven or anywhere else. Why can't you do the same!! Good night and god speed and I will have a nice glass of red wine w my filet mignon, no cheesy burger's for me. This is Brookhaven not Brokehaven!!
Eddie E. October 11, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Genius, You speak loudly for someone with nothing to say. Your insistent blabber (obviously through several screen names) serves to show nothing, except that a broad swath or our population has a very different opinion of appropriate Environmental Stewardship than you do. Attempting to tar an organization and an entirely legitimate process because your candidate is very likely to lose is pathetic. If you were sufficiently honest to identify yourself, the court system provides ample remedy for your actions.
Kathie " SOC" Coy October 11, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Corey, so they just happen to be having a work day in the park right across the street from my home the same day as my event? Lovely.
Kathie " SOC" Coy October 11, 2012 at 12:28 PM
So again I'll ask... everyone here except Grieg, Eddie and HamBurger is Russell Mitchell?!?!?! and no HamBurger, I don't work for the Patch or AOL and never have. I'm a boring old stay at home Mom with WAY to much time on her hands. You should just think of me as Gladys Kravitz. ;)
Kiri Walton (Editor) October 11, 2012 at 12:46 PM
I am closing this thread for now. It has devolved into personal attacks without productive solutions or feedback. I was at a work summit all day yesterday, so I apologize that I was not able to do this sooner.
Kiri Walton (Editor) October 11, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Also, if anyone on this thread violates Patch's Terms of Use again, your account will be suspended. brookhaven.patch.com/terms
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 (Editor) 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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