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Mayoral Forum Brings a Little Heat

The mayoral forum at Oglethorpe University's Lupton Hall brought a little more heat than the past mayoral debates.

The three candidates– Larry Danese, J. Max Davis and Sandy Murray- hoping to earn enough votes to become Brookhaven's first mayor took the stage again to answer questions from residents in another mayoral forum.

The forum was hosted by the Brookhaven Reporter at Oglethorpe University's Lupton Hall on Monday evening.

The format of the forum was just like the last mayoral forum hosted by the Ashford Park Civic Association and the Drew Valley Civic Association. Audience members could ask questions and the candidates took turns answering them.

Throughout the last forum, however, the candidates would often agree with each other. This time, the candidates took a little more time to make sure Brookhaven residents could see them as three distinct characters, even if that meant playing a little hardball that wasn't played in the last forum.

Video of the full forum will be posted here later today. The video attached was created by Brookhaven Reporter reporter Dan Whisenhunt.

What did you think of Monday's mayoral forum? Do you wish you could've heard something specific from the candidates that you haven't heard? Tell us below in the comments.

HamBurger October 17, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Three quarters of the registered voters did not vote. Just hope they keep on sleeping and do not start attending city council meetings. Please pass the yellow mustard!
Just wondering October 17, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Hamburger, I have been away, but back now!! I find your comment very contradictory. You have stated you are voting for J Max. Don't be changing your tune now!! He has already counted your vote!!
Oh so very weary... October 17, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Not happening because they already know the outcome: "Rep. Mike Jacobs, Rep. Tom Taylor, and Sen. Fran Millar changes could have been made to DeKalb government or at a minimum we could have set up a special tax district for ourselves." These are politically savvy, smart, men whose reputations are impeccable - They reach across the aisle when they know a deal can be reached without a compromise to principal. Your idea is pure fallacy - It cannot be done, bank it.
Kiri Walton October 17, 2012 at 09:01 PM
Hi, the three YouTube videos currently up were not created by a reporter. However, here is a nice little YouTube video created by Dan Whisenhunt that was initially attached to this article before the others were uploaded: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOiXqL8KSIM&feature=results_video
HamBurger October 18, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Fallacy??? If they can expend so much time, money and effort towards creating a new city, they could have done the same thing to make DeKalb the great county it once was. Unfortunately, they elected to continue fragmenting our area. Their self-serving political decisions will come back to haunt all of us. I am going to do like Eddie and make my Brookhaven properties Section 8. Please pass the yellow mustard!

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