One day after he became Brookhaven's first elected official, Jim Eyre endorsed Sandy Murray in her mayoral runoff against J. Max Davis.
In an email sent to supporters on Wednesday that was forwarded to Patch, Eyre said, "We have to elect a mayor who will be willing to work with a diverse city council, one that will hold true to the virtues of honesty and openness and one that has no personal agenda. I believe that person is Sandy Murray."
Murray came in second in Tuesday's first-ever Brookhaven city elections, finishing with 36 percent of the vote, compared to Davis' 49 percent. Larry Danese and Thom Shepard came in third and fourth, respectively.
Both Eyre and Murray were opponents of Brookhaven cityhood during this year's contentious debate. Davis was the leader of BrookhavenYES, the organization which advocated the pro-municipalization movement.
On Tuesday, Eyre handily defeated another BrookhavenYES board member, Russell Mitchell, in the District 2 city council race, capturing 55 percent of the vote to become the new city's first elected official in history.