Davis Running For Mayor Of Brookhaven

The election will be won in Brookhaven's living rooms and front doors, he tells Patch.

After leading the organization that spearheaded Brookhaven's incorporation, J. Max Davis is running to become the city's first mayor.

"I truly hadn't seriously considered running until after the cityhood vote, and after talking it over with my wife," Davis told Patch. "My family and I took a short vacation after the vote, and the question came up again. After discussing it and making sure we were all on board 110 percent, I decided to run."

begins next week. The election itself will be held on Nov. 6.

Davis, , had been frequently mentioned as a possible mayoral candidate, i.

"I've had many people ask whether I was going to run for mayor, but it was improper to address the issue during the cityhood campaign," Davis said. "The cityhood vote wasn't a foregone conclusion; neither was the notion of me running for mayor. Simply because I was out in front, didn't mean I was going to run for office.

"I can't do anything about the folks who are suspcious about everything," he said. "The fact that we were able to win by a margin of 55 percent to 45 percent shows we were focusing on cityhood, not on campaigning for political office."

, Davis expects "a spirited campaign.

"I'm not going to run a dirty campaign," he said. "I will work hard, and it's going to be tough. The battle will be in the living rooms and in the front doors of people in the city. But our citizens will reject any kind of dirty campaign.

"We are divided in a way, but on the other hand, we are somewhat united because we've had numerous people who were opposed to cityhood come on board, now that we actually have this municipality," he said. "That also encouraged me to run."

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Eddie E. August 10, 2012 at 03:54 AM
Roger, Do you have anything to offer other than to twist the notion of appropriate governance to that of 'more money in my pocket'?
Eddie E. August 10, 2012 at 03:56 AM
AO, Where is the fully functional example that supports the contentions you are putting forth?
Eddie E. August 10, 2012 at 03:58 AM
EPU, It is obvious that facts are still absent from the argument. Either one must subserviently assimilate or face the force of vacuous retaliation. What a way to put forth an imaginary 'government'.
AshfordObserver August 10, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Jeff, spot on. Whether his goals are misplaced or not, what you laid out as his work is correct. I've seen firsthand the frustration in dealing with Dekalb County. Will this city be any better? Maybe yes, maybe no. Because the city will have its offices nearby and people like the city council will be seen in Publix or Kroger, I feel like I'll have a say. So - enough with the naysayers on here. I just sent an email offering to help. I'll help with areas that interest me. Just putting sod down at the field across from the YMCA is a step. Or making it easier - as opposed to impossible - to rent or reserve the b-ball gym at Lynwood Park to have 12-25 ppl play basketball at 7 am on a Saturday in August (I know, it's super high volume at that hour). I'll ask that Bhaven police work on the northbound turn lane on A-D Road in front of Publix - where people drift into the oncoming lane causing near accidents. Fix it. I'll volunteer to put down signage for those ppl taking their lives in their own hands while at a bus stop on Pchtree Industrial near Othorpe. Count me in. J Max or anyone else
Eric H August 10, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Well there's not much sense in arguing whose seen more. Though I certainly agree with this statement of yours. "For honest people, sooner or later, the School of Hardknocks comes to them; and, for honest people, the objective becomes not to graduate."
don Gabacho August 10, 2012 at 02:58 PM
"The point is that the interim commission isn't allowed to set law or spend any money, so your "police state" comment is more of the same, hysterics.'---Dean Given the illigitmate form and procedures initiated and pursued---as would have had to have been predetermined---beginning with the so-called "citizens committee," C4ND, thru the referendum and its so-called results and to date, this commission, as any government following, is already subordiant, not to the people, but to the person and directives of he who denied even the time that could have allowed the commission's members to be elected. As to the decipherability of my statement, "What does setting law... later have to do with...who the police are and being welcomed to join a later Brookhaven force"? Beginning about 7:15 PM, the evening before yesterday, to well after 11 AM yesterday, it was impossible to re-edit, delete, post or even hit a back-space without the webpage returning to Brookhaven Patch's (re) sign-in page while all posts attempted were being blocked for approvals not forthcoming and accumulating...
don Gabacho August 10, 2012 at 03:03 PM
..The malfunctioning began with my refutation of Eric's patentlly untrue legal opinion that "conflict of interest" must regard "hidden relationships" only---and not also "blatant." Malfunctioning that quickly became impossible with my next attempt to post to only then have to attempt unsucessfully to re-edit and re-post: "What does setting law or spending any money later have to do with, for example, who the police are and being welcomed---now---to join a later Brookhaven force"? The malfunctioning targeted particularly "held for approval" and "delete." In fact the "delete" link had altogether disappeard until yesterday well after 11AM. Moreover: while the malfunctioning was effecting only the commentary section under the heading: "Davis Running for Brookhaven Mayor" and no other. Despite the fully explained commentaries prior, you nevertheless answer my question with my question. No matter your quest for "gentrification"---and obviously its enforcement---I am not going to indulge you and your disingenuousness. For one example only: certainly not for yet another round of having my quotes of you be attributed to me. I am thankful however in my confidence in, if I decide to run for Mayor, my being able to count on your not voting for me at least twice.
don Gabacho August 10, 2012 at 03:26 PM
"60-1...I must give you credit. Your comments this morning are reasonable."---E Pluribus Unam I give him (and similarly others though less flagrant) credit for having been a deliberate provocateur (in coordination with the others) to incite persons checking the commentaries on the so-called debate on cityhood, and with a racist bent, to vote for cityhood; and only now (as others) trying to deflect any even belated perception of having been a deliberate provocateur; a role he would resume at the drop of a hat whenever the continuing scenario, and its director, may call for it.
"E Pluribus Unum" August 10, 2012 at 03:48 PM
don Gabacho...ah yes. But 60-1 stated he was no longer in his "pre-city election, political" mode. With this etch a sketch admission, I am trying to understand his "post election" input from a new perspective. So far, it seems the Yes victory has taken an edge off 60-1's observations. We'll see if it lasts.
don Gabacho August 10, 2012 at 03:57 PM
"...in meetings with other board members..."---John Galt At Pub 71? It seems that everytime Brookhaven Patch reports a BYesser "meeting," including, in this case the interview/announcment entitled "Davis Is Running For Mayor," a Pub 71 ad is run and given first prominence by being displayed alongside or beneath the report's title; leaving one to have to specualte that, other than such BYesser events annoucing the location of their major political events to be of all places a pub, "Pub 71" (inclluding fundraisers), that meetings not announcing their locations are, as the ad suggests, (often enough) at "Pub 71" also.
Carl Childers August 10, 2012 at 04:07 PM
I have pondered this exhaustively, talked to some of my colleagues, stood around and nodded our heads in agreement with one another and concluded that Not one of 60 was off on his calculations and actually found himself to be One of 60 and thus rendered himself null and void.
"E Pluribus Unum" August 10, 2012 at 04:26 PM
AO...you're obviously speaking out of both ends of your hat. The VERY first post for this article was yours on 8-7 @ 10:16pm w "first lie of his campaign saying he had not considered it." On 8-8 @ 8:24am you state "Id have given him lots of credit if he did not lie right from the start...nope. You start with a lie. Says to me all in need to know about your character." On 8-8 @ 11:35am in response to Eric's earlier response to Ursula, you contradict yourself by saying "The comments on here that are nothing more than personal attacks are sideshow antics, not to be taken seriously." So based on your earlier statements about Davis being a lier w no character, you took center ring by declaring yourself a hypocrite? Much worse in my books to "flame throwing." Finally, in your shout out to Jeff on 8-10 @ 10:21am, it appears your agree with his statements about Davis being a solid guy. So how do you reconcile this with calling him a lier w no character? If you do meet him at Publix, how do you know if he's telling you the truth? Sincere questions. As it stands, anything you say is " not to be taken seriously."
don Gabacho August 10, 2012 at 04:30 PM
"Well there's not much sense in arguing whose seen more."---Eric Obviously "there's not much sense in arguing whose seen more", when "Just 'see'?" does not---and can not---equate with "whose 'seen' more."
Carl Childers August 10, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Patrick, I have done exhaustive research on this topic, for you see I am a scientist and a genius. Notice my enormous cranium. Here is my conclusion. To respond to your comment to It's All Good: "if he loses to a sorry no city voter, will you ask that person why their are workirg to damage our city?- Patrick" It has been deduced that no one can damage our fair city better than J Max Davis, Jr, esq., so therefor he would be the best person for that job.
Carl Childers August 10, 2012 at 04:46 PM
May I offer a more scientific perspective for after all I am a scientist and a genius. Notice my enormous cranium. I believe this can be best explained by the 1980 paper by P H Bornstein, P J Bach, M E McFall, P C Friman, and P D Lyons. Application of a social skills training program in the modification of interpersonal deficits among retarded adults: a clinical replication. Six mentally retarded adults, equally divided into two treatment groups, were provided with individualized social skills training programs. Treatment, evaluated via a multiple-baseline design strategy, was sequentially and cumulatively applied across target behaviors over a four-week intervention period. Behavioral observation probes and social validation measures served as the primary dependent variables. Results indicated that (a) treatment was effective for virtually all behaviors across all subjects, (b) improvements occurred for both training and generalization scenes, and (c) behavioral performance was maintained one month following the termination of treatment.
don Gabacho August 10, 2012 at 04:57 PM
"Of course, there will be much more of a mess to clean up and a higher expectation to do the impossible in the 'second election'."---Eddie E. If I decide to run for Mayor, my first proposal for immeidate enactment would be to, at least, demote the City of Brookhaven to a Township and refuse any new funds, and contracting, for any new police force---regardless of any codified rule of the State. If you agree, how can I then get you not to vote for me? Given, at the last estimate, of, say, a population of 40,000, I can count on only five votes so far against my winning leaving 39,995 who might vote for me to win? Despite my best efforts, statistics like that would be virtually impossible to overcome. Even if I did nothing but have my name on the ballot?
don Gabacho August 10, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Sincere questions. As it stands, anything you say is " not to be taken seriously."---E Pluribus Unam Now you're getting the picture. He is one of a group who coordinate a well practiced and fundamentally duplicious charade begining, on the matter of cityhood, Day One with the so-called "ciitizen's committe," C4DK to, at this stage, (only) appear to be inviting conciliation by incorporating the oppostion into their ranks. First, by inviting them to "join them" to work for the sucess of the new city and thus, (no matter how undeserved) credance to to the city, and then second, by inviting them to "join them" (as now) in the very offices of the new city imposed---by even feigning Brookhaven Noers of having had, after all, a point. It is to recognize only one faction of opposition as the only opposition and, once incorporated into the new governance, there be recognized as the only official oppostion and subjugated mercilessly while having it appear to allow dissent; while, also, formally or informally, woe onto any oppostion left outstanding, any unofficial dissent, and any redress of greivance. It is a major feature of---as heinous as it is---"corporatist" governance.
don Gabacho August 10, 2012 at 06:24 PM
"...a four-week intervention period...behavioral performance was maintained one month following the termination of treatment."---Carl Childers Let me see if I've got this right. The Orientation, then, this coming week at St. Martin in the Fields should effect the behavior of those who might appear for only a very short duration, but for those office-holders to be trained in the roles of their office, certainly for the duration of their terms alotted or first dispaly of such untrained behavior as not doing anything told to do, their behavior can be altered for years to come?
don Gabacho August 10, 2012 at 06:46 PM
TRUE: This is not a coronation." ---not one in one True. It is certainly not a "coronation." Coronations are, after all, reserved for Kings. If he loses, he may remain a Pageboy. If he wins he can stay a Pageboy. If he then carries out exactly what he is told to do in full obeiance, he may then become a Squire. In any case no even Knight much less King. No?
don Gabacho August 10, 2012 at 07:00 PM
"Eddie which one is true?"---Eric Hovdesven Eric, which one is true? You defend lawyers for being fellow lawyers? You want City of Brookhaven because it will have a court? (That is "after 7PM'" when you can tear yourself away from the commentaries?) Both?
don Gabacho August 10, 2012 at 07:38 PM
D G. what is the appropriate course of action."---Eric Immediate nullification of City of Broohaven and replacemnent by a township via all and only proper means. These "insiders," as they have themselves demonstrated, cannot have their own enforcement. "Frankly Enuff Gov's argument of just having less layers of government I guess is one way to deal with it. One less government one less pool of corruption. valid point." "Though why stop there? Lets get rid of the county and state gov and let the Feds do everything." Why ask me and not Nuff Gov?... To be against 'CORPORATIST' governance is not to be against government. "Conflict of interest and potential corruption is no more a risk at the City level than at the county level." Back to pumping pap again, I see. Wherever or whenver, not dealing with conflict of interest in the here and now is the "risk"...
Eric H August 10, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Neither is true.
don Gabacho August 10, 2012 at 07:39 PM
"Actually it will be easier to track..." The "conflict of interest" in the here and now requires no "tracking." It is that blatant. Under your nose audacious. "But a Conflict of Interest or corruption isn't our biggest risk. The biggest risk is like what happens at the State Level, in DeKalb and even Dunwoody..." Enough or you pap. You may expect others to swallow it no matter how you dish it out, but very hopefully they will not. "There is...." Back to diversion, I see. "One may safely say that it would be no sin if statesmen learned enough about history to realize that no system which implies control over society by privilege seekers has ever ended up in any other way than complete collapse."---William E. Dodd, Ambasador to Germany, Berlin, Oct. 12, 1933* Are you going to contend that immunity from conflict of interest is not a privilege? *"In the Garden of the Beasts" by Erik Larson, Crown, N.Y.; page 149
don Gabacho August 10, 2012 at 08:36 PM
"Eddie...I was thinking about a different area of the body. Hint...up and on the otherside of the body from the feet."---E Pluribus Unum For a while there, I thought Eddie had it backwards too. Then I considered how bone is heat-resistant. And what bone density tests of their skulls would have to reveal. And not because primordal-like, high bone densities in that region is so often associated with apparent resistance to intelligence rather than how high bone densites in that region would be required to resist each other's highly-evolved guile.
don Gabacho August 10, 2012 at 10:05 PM
"I do not care if that contractor sent $500 to BY.."---Phil As you must know corruption doesn't stop there. Corruption corrupts. Obviously you must also know the burden it will now have to be for the neighbors you even forced to be yours to pay the price for your greed. Should it be no wonder then that, even months ago, the hard-core BYessers' ignored the warning that their campaign of lower taxes, if even true, was amounting to extortion? When for the sake of a buck, much less a presumed buck, the price would be, as I was evidencing then and since, the sovereignty of our own elections? The very licence to public officers to continue to ignore even their own oaths of office? While Phil would even declare it will be "safer." You have sold out your neighbors and country for the prefunctory antics on even lower taxes. I hope the monkey change you think you will save makes you feel good. Obviously, what else in the world could?
AshfordObserver August 10, 2012 at 10:11 PM
I'll take that as a compliment. See you at the polls, if you vote.
don Gabacho August 10, 2012 at 11:36 PM
P.S.: Just for starters and for example only: http://motusdigital.com/
don Gabacho August 10, 2012 at 11:45 PM
"Rants"? "1992 November 2 thru 4 - Having been invited by Jimmy Carter to be shown U.S. Presidential elections in progress in Georgia, the spokesperson for the Mexican political officials, academics, political analysts, and grass-roots personnel, who had been assembled by the MxGov, , concluded: "U.S. elections would be so easy to manipulate!" --- Dr. Miguel Basañez (Source: The Carter Center’s “The International Observation of the U.S. Elections” - 1210.pdf, Page 30) And, so it is, for even our own "referendum"; just for starters: http://bit.ly/nkqBuS http://bit.ly/odEZbI http://bit.ly/nWDzCU I personally know the MxGov officials just above from both living in Mexico (where they have MxGov offices also) for some twenty years and their activites right here even prior to Carter's presidency. I know what they do to Americans. I know the on-going agenda of the MxGov plus the protection---and kind of protection---they get from collabortors in own State Government; and know them too. But what should Americans know about anywhere or anybody else? Let us trust them to tell who they supposedly are and what they are supposedly doing. A fool is one thing, but for a fool to makes fools of others is quite another. So, fool, why are you so afraid of learning just who those American collaborators are in even our own state government? And why? Unless, being a collaborator, you already know?
rosie lost her smile September 07, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Within the past week I've received 5 robo-calls from a 978 (Massachusetts area code) number. The most recent one, at 6:00 this evening, contained a message from T Max Davis, asking for my vote. Is this the same T Max Davis who wanted more localized government, localized control of our tax dollars, the Brookhaven/Ashford Park area to be more attractive as a live/work/play part of the metro area? So ... tell me please why, instead of using a local company to make these robo-calls (there are companies that do, you know!) or volunteers, are you sending your money out of state?
HamBurger September 07, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Ms. rosie, please be more respectful . . . The man needs a job. Can you give him a break? By the way, please contribute heavily to your new mayor, his law practice is not doing all that well . . . I have a feeling if he gets elected, he is going to look like a stuck pig in the third year! Please pass the yellow mustard!


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