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Davis, Murray Get Back To Work In Brookhaven Mayoral Runoff

The two candidates will face each other again on Dec. 4, 2012.

 

After pulling ahead early Tuesday evening with more than 50 percent of the vote, it looked like J. Max Davis might win Brookhaven's first mayoral election uncontested.

But as the final precincts were counted, Sandy Murray earned enough of the final tally to force a runoff between the two candidates on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2012.

Late Tuesday night, Davis told Patch he will start campaigning again on Wednesday. "Sandy will have to answer for the wild stories she told about me" during the campaign, he said.

Murray said she expected a runoff, adding, "I'm happy. It's back to work."

Larry Danese was the third-place finisher in the race, with 10 percent, and Thom Shepard - who suspended his campaign but then re-started it - finished with 5 percent.

Brookhaven's first mayor will take office with less than two weeks until the city officially incorporates at 12:01 am on Dec. 17, 2012.

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Has Anyone Seen My Gun? November 07, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Great Story!
hmm November 07, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Thom Sheppard's 5% of the total vote was basically1/4 of the Eeny Meeny Minny Moe Vote (people just picking a name out of the 4 names listed. It was Enough to stop Max from getting another .5% or so. Thus forcing a unnecessary runoff with Sandy Murray who stands on street corners with garbage bag signs saying NO CITY and has demonstrated a skill set that makes her very ill suited for being Mayor of a new city. The fact that Larry Danese did not come in second place is ample evidence that many of those voting for Sandy and many of her major financial backers were not trying to find the best candidate to successfully run the city and take on the services promised. Brilliant strategy to sabotage the city and reach their goal of leaving key services with the County.
hmm November 08, 2012 at 12:21 AM
What a waste of time. Sandy Murray who stands on street corners with garbage bag signs saying NO CITY and has demonstrated a skill set that makes her very ill suited for being Mayor of a new city. The fact that Larry Danese did not come in second place is ample evidence that many of those voting for Sandy and many of her major financial backers were not trying to find the best candidate to successfully run the city and implement the services promised. Brilliant strategy to sabotage the city and reach their goal of leaving key services with the County.
John Q Public November 08, 2012 at 12:39 AM
Sir. If Brookhaven has 5 services, 37 will still be with the county. Thank god. Like the county or not if starting this city is any indication of the inept JTax and Mr Slight of Hand Jacons Ill take the county. Idiotic.
HamBurger November 08, 2012 at 02:07 AM
Mr. Low and Behold, “Brilliant strategy to sabotage the city and reach their goal of leaving key services with the County.” Evidently, you have chosen to ignore J. Max Davis and his vote day participation at the polls. But, that is J. Max Davis and it is OK. Right? Plus, did J. Max or Rep Mike Jacobs ever give this new city a realistic operating budget? Special hamburger?
Chris Kehl November 09, 2012 at 04:41 PM
No one of common sense will vote for a mayoral candidate who did not want the very city they are going to be in. I welcome Sandy Murray to step down, take a role on a committee that can use her experience with city sustainment. As for any council or mayoral candidate - this election leads to a small moment in time where you are given the chance to help lead and grow a new city. If you do not do a great job you will not get a second chance, because you will be voted out in the next election by your neighbors, friends and community. End of story - full stop.

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