Jimmy Carter's Grandson Endorses Murray For Brookhaven Mayor

The Decatur state senator joins others in endorsing the Brookhaven mayoral candidate on the last day before the runoff.

State Sen. Jason Carter, grandson of former president Jimmy Carter, has endorsed Brookhaven mayoral candidate Sandy Murray.

Murray's campaign announced the endorsement and several others on Monday morning. Murray faces J. Max Davis to become Brookhaven's first-ever mayor in tomorrow's runoff.

Carter, a Democrat, represents portions of Decatur and DeKalb County in the state Senate.

Murray also announced the endorsement of former Brookhaven mayoral candidate Larry Danese. The day after the Nov. 6 election, Murray was endorsed by Brookhaven's first elected official in history, District 2 city councilman Jim Eyre.

While Brookhaven's elections are non-partisan, Murray's campaign identified both Danese and Eyre as Republicans.

The campaign said that former Democratic state Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond has also endorsed Murray.

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Enuff Govt Already December 03, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Davis' endorsements are no surprise and Murray's endorsements that are no surprise; ditto for the other candidates. I find nothing surprising in these non-partisan races. Just more of the same; more govt to take our money and politicians being politicians. Dunwoody is several years old now and they are still complaining about parks, paving and police. In several years (after all taxes go up again to feed more govt) we will still be complaining about parks, paving and police.
HamBurger December 03, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Mr. Rick, as usual, you are up to your old tricks of putting words in folk’s mouth. Although we both will be voting for J. Max, I am voting for him to give you the government you deserve! Please pass the yellow mustard!
Eddie E. December 03, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Good Luck with all that when the REAL BUDGET is presented! Amazing what passes as 'leadership' in some circles.
Eddie E. December 03, 2012 at 11:37 PM
jg, Did you take a look at 'Peach Pundit' today?
Filltheshill December 04, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Budget? Did someone ask about the Brookhaven budget? I believe there is a very good reason a budget has not been publically released to the good citizens of Brookhaven. No news is not necessarily good news. If there was good news the citizens of Brookhaven would have heard it long ago.
Mark Graffagnino December 04, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Very powerful endorsement. Hopefully tonight we'll hear equally relevant endorsements from Dick Gephart's nephew, Tip O'Neil's former maid, one of Ted Kennedy's illegitimate children and several of Bill Clinton's hookers so I can make my decision.
Brookhaven Maven December 04, 2012 at 12:24 AM
I am torn between (a) voting for Larry Danese (he is a qualified candidate, so writing in his name produces a legitimate vote) or (b) casting a blank ballot. Neither Murray or Davis are worthy mayoral candidates. Neither of them will do the best possible job for the mudprint. What a shame we have to start out with no strong leadership at the helm. -- The Maven
Brookhaven Maven December 04, 2012 at 12:27 AM
To All -- The next time Mike Jacobs comes up with a brilliant idea to "improve" all of our lives, please -- please -- please all of you shut the man down cold. I can't take much more of his crap. -- The Maven
John Galt December 04, 2012 at 12:44 AM
eDDIE, PP is a joke. Cannot believe Erickson ties himself to that site.
Filltheshill December 04, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Well, since we are just little old Brookhaven, and you were instrumental in the city founding and formation, you care to share the city budget with us? Would you like to acknowledge responsibility for a deficient city budget, along with Mr. Davis and Mr. Jacobs if it proves to be inadequate in meeting the demands of your new city as sold? Is there still room for all of those glorious parks, sidewalks, police etc. we have been promised and still keep us equal to our previous tax rate we paid DeKalb County?
Stan December 04, 2012 at 01:58 AM
I was part of the effort in the beginning, I'm part of the effort now, and will continue to be proud to be part of the effort in the future.
HamBurger December 04, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Mr. BM, you need to get your mind right! Welcome to Brookhaven! Please pass the yellow mustard!
Joe The Plumber December 04, 2012 at 02:38 AM
We tried. He lied. And still continues to do so.
Brookhaven4u December 04, 2012 at 03:27 AM
So Phil you feel Pay for Play is the best for Brookhaven. So anyone that feels pay for play is best for city, follow Phil and vote for jmax.
HamBurger December 04, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Mr. Chris, although there is just one on that site, there is in fact multiple Fi Fa’s. Did you not get the email? Regardless of how small the delinquency, this shows a lack of responsibility regarding an individual wanting to govern a new city. Not a good sign! Special hamburger?
Filltheshill December 04, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Thank you for acknowledging that you are a part of the team responsible for this new city, Stan. Nice to know you guys are all in the neighborhood so when things do not work out we can express our feelings when we see you at the grocery store. As a team member, can you tell us when the good citizens of your new city will see their budget? We all want to see how it matches up to the CVI study utilized by Mr. Davis and Mr. Jacobs to sell this new city.
Eddie E. December 04, 2012 at 12:46 PM
I did my best, but his narrow mind was made up, and he isn't even MY Representative!
Eddie E. December 04, 2012 at 12:48 PM
I don't generally pay attention to it or any of the other 'conserrrrrrrrrvative' sites, but this apparently follows the 'blind hog and an acorn' rule.
Eddie E. December 04, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Mark, After today the endorsements won't matter. Of course, after today, the days of developing policy behind closed doors will be over. Are you ready for that?
Stan December 04, 2012 at 01:27 PM
@Filltheshill, please do stop and say hello at the grocery, Starbucks, or Joes. The Governors Commission is in charge of releasing, or not releasing the proposed budget. I'm sure after the election today, the new council and the newly elected mayor will see the proposal. How it compares to the strawman proposal produced by CVI will be interesting.
Shawn Keefe December 04, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Mark and Stan - thank you for all of your hard work!
Jack of Kings December 04, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Vote with HamBuger! Vote for J. Max Davis for Mayor. Put the man in place that worked for two years to get a City incorporated and presented what the benefits of having a City would be. The only way to hold him somewhat accountable for what the City will provide, what taxes will be, etc. is to have him as Mayor. If he were to lose the Mayoral race, he remains a private citizen and is sheltered from complaints.
Eddie E. December 04, 2012 at 08:57 PM
IF jmaxjr were to win, will he accept responsibility for the wildly inaccurate budgetary requirements, wildly underestimated revenues and INEVITABLE TAX INCREASE? I didn't think so.
Jack of Kings December 04, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Vote for J. Max and he will not escape responsibility. Vote for Sandy Murray--and she will point at a private citizen. Vote J. Max and let him work to be proven right.
Eddie E. December 04, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Phil, I don't know what your day job is, but you have a HUGE future in stand-up comedy!!
Jack of Kings December 05, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Thanks, Eddie. I sell used auto parts during the day --often filling my time entertaining 9 other posters on the Patch. What do you do?
HamBurger December 05, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Mr. Rick P., some would say that you have graduated from used parts to used cars. Now that J. Max will be elected, the fun begins! Celebrate with a special hamburger?
don Gabacho December 05, 2012 at 06:10 PM
"Elving YIKES! donny, I don't think that is possible. I mean, this isn't 1975."----Roger That What are you talking about?
don Gabacho December 05, 2012 at 06:15 PM
"I was part of the effort in the beginning, I'm part of the effort now, and will continue to be proud to be part of the effort in the future."---Stan Would you happen to know what happened to Kevin Hughley? Recall: the fellow living in Chamblee who, when last posting, was expressing his intent on exploring----legally---the cityhooding of Brookhaven having violated the NVA?
don Gabacho December 05, 2012 at 06:25 PM
"@Filltheshill, please do stop and say hello at the grocery, Starbucks, or Joes."---Stan Where everthing can be videoed, as within a 'capture-stage', and even re-digitalized to, in this day-and-age, have anyone talking to people he never met, about things never said, doing things never done in even places never been? Now coming to even a side-walk near you. Welcome to 'corporatist governance.'


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