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Murray Picks Up Another Endorsement In Mayor's Runoff

Deborah Anthony, who lost her city council bid, also endorsed Kevin Quirk in the District 3 runoff.


Sandy Murray picked up another political endorsement in her runoff bid against J. Max Davis for Brookhaven mayor.

Deborah Anthony, who lost her bid for District 3 city council, endorsed Murray on Thursday. She also endorsed Kevin Quirk, who will face Bates Mattison on Dec. 4 in the runoff for that seat.

"I believe Sandy and Kevin will provide the representation we need for the city of Brookhaven," Anthony said, in an e-mail to her supporters that was forwarded to Patch.

On Wednesday, Murray was endorsed by Jim Eyre, who won the District 2 city council race, and is currently the new city's only elected official.

A total of nine candidates entered the District 3 race. Only 10 votes separated Mattison's 875 votes from Quirk's 865.

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"E Pluribus Unum" November 09, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Phil, thank you for the clarification. I did realize Deborah Anthony was not, but unfortunately and unintentionally combined two separate thoughts into one sentence. As clarification, Deborah Anthony in my opinion has capability and credibility. I also believe she is thoughtful, had legitimate reservations as many did and still do about the process of advancing city hood, but would serve the new city Brookhaven very effectively and honorably. She is a high character person. As far as the Yes supporters possibly switching horses, it happens all the time. I believe we have had more time for folks to listen to the candidates, hear the healthy discussion taking place and make better informed decisions. Again, folks change their mind. I am only proposing and asking is it happening more than anyone realize? A couple of final points Phil. Since there has been more public discussion about the new city, there are now some citizens coming up to speed that likely didn't understand all the issues, complexities of a new city, or knew the candidates. I believe that is a wild card in the run off. All bets are off. Any one of the two mayoral candidates can win. Finally, I consider it insulting to say Sandy Murray would not uphold the responsibilities of being mayor in an ethical, responsible manner. She would. So yes, I miscommunicated but didn't lie. I would ask that you hold the mirror up and ask yourself are your allegations falsehoods?
hmm November 09, 2012 at 07:08 PM
What rain? The 10 foot high sign made out of Black Plastic Bags saying " CITY = HIGH TAX = 1/2 POLICE = NO" was being held by her on a Sunny day. See the picture above. Hamburger deflect all you want. She wasn't concerned, she was actively opposing it, and opposing it in a non constructive, illogical and overly emotional format. Come to think of it, she couldn't even lead the main stream No City group as she was not in a leadership role at No City Brookhaven that Imlay, Konas, and the other woman led. No instead Sandy Murray appeared to be a leader or "organizer" or participant in the incredibly loony and fringe group "Ashford Neighbors" Her efforts in Ashford Neighbors mirrored he efforts with Ashford Alliance. Dysfunctional, illogical and unorganized. http://brookhaven.going.com/articles/ashford-neighbors-rally-against-cityhood Its your false pay to play charges that are a smoke screen. Accepting contributions from potential vendors is not pay to play. If your concern is that it will give them a leg up that's not a problem with Brookhaven - the RFP's have been written and the bids can be compared. Plus you have your backstop of Jim Eyer being on the council should you feel their is an appearance of favoritism.
TomMiller November 09, 2012 at 07:13 PM
EPU of all the silly posts on here, I'd put that right up there - which is saying something. I'm a voter. When I saw 4 candidates for Mayor, thought #1 - there will surely be a runoff. If you thought otherwise you really are a tool. Mood of voters? Seriously? The election was made final less than 72 hours. You don't know the mood of a neighbor of yours down the street. Somehow wetting your thumb and sticking it up in the air does not qualify as polling. That Davis had 49% of the vote with 4 candidates tells me a lot. Anthony had 726 votes. Max D had a 2016 vote lead over Murray. Murray won 3 precincts. She won 1 of them by 36 votes. Another by 71. Another by less than 200. In 2 precincts, Max beat SM by 100%+. Let me guess- you got your info from Karl "Don't call Ohio for Obama" Rove?
TomMiller November 09, 2012 at 07:17 PM
I don't consider it insulting. SM has lied - openly - in a campaign for a small potatoes political position. If it's win at all costs for a $16K a year job, I don't want her holding a City of Brookhaven wrench, much less this position. PAY YOUR FINES SANDY. BTW if you start seeing those signs up in the city of brookhaven ... PAY YOUR ELECTION CAMPAIGN FINES, SANDY!!!!
Eddie E. November 09, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Low, Signs or not. Which Mayoral candidate has accepted campaign contributions from interstate cities service vendor corporations?
"E Pluribus Unum" November 09, 2012 at 08:37 PM
TomMiller...you either missed the point or are deflecting from the point made. For anyone to automatically say a person can not do a job before they assume the role is speculation. Any comment presented as a fact that SM will intentionally hurt the new city as mayor is offensive. She has skills to be a very good first mayor. The fact that she is in a run off with someone who was prematurely anointed mayor by so many before the final vote tally believe so too. I am perceiving your over reaction and defensiveness as a sign of genuine concern. As a result of her challenge to the preferred mayor by the power brokers, I would expect a lot of cow dookie will be thrown at her to discredit her. The voters may see what's going and have a different outcome in mind. Remember, all bets are off in a runoff. Stranger things have happened.
Booyah November 09, 2012 at 09:04 PM
The folks who worked hard to stop the referendum on cityhood are now being backed by the naysayers. Sandy Murray actively campaigned against the municipal model we voted to install. The Imlay's and the Cousin's used their money to influence who might be elected. And now folks who voted against our vision are endorsing each other. The fight isn't over. VOTE EARLY and VOTE for the candidates who share your vision for Brookhaven; J Max and Rebecca Chase Williams.
Jack of Kings November 09, 2012 at 09:44 PM
EPU... what allegations have I put out there that are falsehoods? As for your comment--"Finally, I consider it insulting to say Sandy Murray would not uphold the responsibilities of being mayor in an ethical, responsible manner." At the risk of appearing lazy, I would say.."Finally, I consider it insulting to say J. Max Davis would not uphold the responsibilities of being mayor in an ethical, responsible manner."
Prissy Mae Millendorf, Brookhaven Socialite November 09, 2012 at 09:55 PM
And certainly no reason to take the advice of a Sierra opportunist!
Prissy Mae Millendorf, Brookhaven Socialite November 09, 2012 at 09:58 PM
And which lobbyist goes to DC asking for favors for his industry? Cough cough!
Jack of Kings November 09, 2012 at 10:09 PM
EPU-- What EXACTLY are the skills that Sandy Murray has "to be a very good first mayor.? Not her mailer bullet points. If you go to her history of Patch posts, it is all there to see in HER words. Her posting history here is a real insight into a private person's personality before becoming a pubic figure. There is anger, condescension, sarcasm, lies, half truths and following others; lead--a peripheral figure in NOCITY Brookhaven. Care to comment on her tenure as leader of the Ashford Alliance, EPU? Please do. There are many who know how badly things went. Ashford Alliance went from organized to disorganized. From active to meeting by e-mail. From members being motivated to members being disenchanted. What say you, EPU?
patrick November 09, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Deborah,ONLY came in second place in three percents,never higher,Brookhaven ,Briarwood,and Cross Keys were her name was listed first{ the same for Jim I WILL NOT listen to those that voted against me in Brookhaven and Briarwood}In Cross Keys Sandy got 202 votes more.Fact that those who will not state their real name will overlook. Also in Briarwood Jim got FEWER votes then the other two people that ran ,to allow the voters a voice.
patrick November 09, 2012 at 11:11 PM
EPU you are correct all bets are off in the runoff, the Anti city person WILL NOT BE LISTED FIRST< AS THEY WERE ON NOV.6 in Dist.2 and 3.
hmm November 09, 2012 at 11:31 PM
I have to agree, those mailouts with lies as well as her lies to the AJC about her position on Cityhood give basis to question her veracity. "http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/four-vie-to-be-brookhavens-first-mayor/nSq7G/ AJC article has this statement from Ms. Murray: " Stance on incorporation before vote: Had concerns about the process but is committed to launching the new city." But her sign made out of black garbage bags that she held up outside Montgomery Elementary School on Primary Election day says "City = High Taxes = 1/2 Police = No" That's not a concern about the process that's no holds barred do whatever it takes and say anything to stop the City.
HamBurger November 10, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Well . . . Since no one has mentioned it I guess I will. The Non-interview Interview J. Max Davis was expecting to win the mayoral seat outright. At the Brookhaven Yes party the evening of the 6th he had made provision for lighting to illuminate the area when the time came to give his first speech as our new mayor. Unfortunately for J. Max Davis, that moment did not come. The man really looked disturbed that he did not have enough support to make his election night victory walk. The Mayoral Healer . . . NOT! At the Commission meeting Wednesday, while everyone was calling Mr. Jim Brookhaven’s first elected city council member, and referring to him as Councilman Eyre, J. Max Davis looked extremely flustered. Actually he looked beat up. Apparently he was damn disturbed that he missed the opportunity to be called Mayor Davis. So much so that he was not “mayor like” in his eventual talk with Mr. Jim. It does not look like J. Max Davis will be the kind of individual that will promote a healing for the divisiveness that has gone on over the past year in this little burg. And, am I the only one that thinks that J. Max Davis is seeking this office for utilization as a springboard to further his political ambitions? For me the tip off was his recent gala with politicians and lobbyist at POUR Bistro on Dresden. Special hamburger?
HamBurger November 10, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Mr. Phil, so, why are there so many J. Max Davis signs STILL out on the right of way in Brookhaven? I thought you and Thom would have taken care of all this clutter by now! And, more interesting, in district #2 there are plenty of yards and right of ways with all of these Russell Mitchell signs. It appears that other areas of the city where a candidate is out of the running supporters have removed their signs. Russell Mitchell? Well, I thought that race was decided! Can someone let Mr. Russell know? Special hamburger anyone?
Brookhaven Maven November 10, 2012 at 03:24 AM
I know other people must be reading these exchanges. I'd surely like to hear from more than just the same old 6 or 7 posters. How about it, folks? Anyone out there think differently? ** Note to regular posters ** If new people respond, please don't denigrate them or otherwise run them off. Thank you. -- The Maven
"E Pluribus Unum" November 10, 2012 at 12:25 PM
Dear Phil and TomMiller...guys I have two questions for you. First, I believe both of you were fairly solid MR supporters in the Presidential elections. In the run up to the November 4th decision, I believe you would agree that we witnessed probably the nastiest and divisive party campaigns ever. Yet one candidate won over the other. So now there are many MR supporters who are very disappointed about the end result, but they accept President Obama as our national leader, that he will govern for the nation, and do this despite the platform differences. Yes, many won't, but I suspect the reasonable citizens will. What different about SM if she wins? Just because she opposed the city doesn't disqualify her as being an effective mayor for all Brookhaven citizens. My second question...should she win, will you support her in making our city a new Brookhaven?
Booyah November 10, 2012 at 02:02 PM
The 6 or 7 people that regularly post on this board won't support the city. The majority of the voters passed the the referendum, but the nasty behavior continues. Once the vote is over, everyone should support the President, the new city, and the new mayor.
TomMiller November 10, 2012 at 04:10 PM
EPU: I do believe that all politics is local. Pres Obama will have a GOP house putting the brakes on his policies. Mayor's position is largely ceremonial, except here its a tiebreaker too. Without truly knowing much about either candidate, all I'm able to base decision on is behavior before election. Whoever wins - I fell a little bit sorry for them. $16K for what will be a pain in the ass job. So for small stakes SM smearing another candidate, lying, distorting - suggestion - for god's sake - CORRUPTION by JMD tells me she is win at all costs. That is troubling. Not paying fines; smear campaign; suggesting criminal behavior. Not good. JMD is an arrogant prick IMHO. He clearly aspires to greater things, so that to me is what will drive him to make this work - for his resume? He has political ambition and we all know that - If she wins, will I support her? Who cares? I'm one person. I will support good decisions and will oppose bad ones -whoever is the author of them.
Eddie E. November 10, 2012 at 04:58 PM
I suspect that the other Candidates bothered to make themselves aware of the rules and had lived in their neighborhoods long enough to respect their neighbors.
Eddie E. November 10, 2012 at 06:49 PM
The forced municipalization is quite different from the Presidential election. The assumption of 'stepford assimilation' was flawed from the beginning.
Eric H November 11, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Tom, I'd say your description of J Max I've thought about some republicans in North DeKalb from time to time, granted as a Dem I have a bias. But I don't think that about J. Max. I think J. Max does listen to people and has a good demeanor. He's done a yeoman's job heading up BrookhavenYes and certainly knows the issues far better than Sandy Murray. Sandy Murray's mailouts I found offensive. And I agree with Phil's characterization of her posts on the Patch as condescending or with unnecessary sarcasm. I won't go into the comments about what happened with the Ashford Alliance except to say that its undeniable to say the group suffered a significant decline. It put out some really stupid or poorly crafted comments that pissed off people on the boards of the member HOA's. http://www.ashfordalliance.org/ Sure you can't blame one person for its decline but on the other hand its certainly not something to be proud of.
Chris Kehl November 11, 2012 at 12:53 AM
Maven my thoughts are a few pages above. Notice the lack of replies to my statements of the obvious. ;o) Re: Time is so short, who ever wins better do a great job ;0)
Brookhaven Maven November 11, 2012 at 02:28 AM
To Eric Hovdesven -- While you are at it, please tell me why I should vote for R Williams instead of Kevin Fitzpatrick in the District 1 run-off. You are on record in several previous posts as saying she is your preferred candidate. KF seems like a pretty sharp guy: http://kevinfitzpatricklaw.com/about.htm and has quite a decent business resume. Can't say that for RCW. I understand he lives in your neighborhood, and since he's an attorney like you, then you certainly know the guy. Is there some reason you find him lacking in substance to be a better councilperson than RCW? -- The Maven
"E Pluribus Unum" November 11, 2012 at 01:37 PM
TomMiller, I appreciate your response.
Eric H November 12, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Kevin's a great guy. I've just known Rebecca and worked with her on neighborhood issues for years and thus feel she would be a better choice.
Brookhaven Maven November 13, 2012 at 02:40 AM
To Eric H @ 8:11pm -- Tom Miller has it right. JMD IS an arrogant prick. I've known him for over 30 years, and he has always had a supercilious attitude. You will recall that Gibert ate his lunch in his first political foray, and Jacobs trounced him in his second attempt in politics. Didn't you ever wonder how an unknown outsider was able to beat the homeboy so soundly? May be because of his attitude? You say J has done a "yeoman's job." Not sure that you realize it, but you are right on the money there. That expression arises from old English owners of small parcels of land who were too poor to hire help, so they worked from sunup into the night. All they did was work hard, but they had no special skills and weren't very smart. This sounds a lot like J. Yeomen were also among the lowest-ranking people in social circles, having to attach themselves loyally to royalty to get any recognition. Does this sound kind of like the relationship between J and a certain sitting state representative you know? Yeomen were also the lowest-ranking military people, performing administrative or clerical duties because they weren't fit enough for battle. Again, sounds like J. Please tell me again why you think these are good qualifications to be the mayor. -- The Maven
Eric H November 13, 2012 at 05:15 AM
Wow, you are making me feel young. And that doesn't happen much these days. I disagree with your slant on the phrase Yeoman's job, though don't deny its in the same general area as my use of the term. I also couldn't disagree more with your proposition that J. Max is merely a lackey for Mike Jacobs. A definition of Yeoman's Job: Doing a good job all round; working hard and competently. The phrase is associated with work that doesn't require specialized skills and can be done well by tackling the task industriously. Yes being the head of BrookhavenYes and even Mayor of Brookhaven if you think about it doesn't require a specialized skill set, Someone that does a good job all round by working hard and competently is exactly what I want. Throw in that J. Max is a smart guy, good communicator and listener and I think he's an ideal choice for mayor. Might I ask what qualifications you feel the other candidate has that makes her the better choice for the job? I mean I can see how you could make that argument with Larry Danese but not with you know who.
Brookhaven4u November 13, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Low you must have lost touch with reality. Do you think these vendors contributing to J Max are doing so because they only want what is best for the people of Brookhaven? Pull head out of sand and come back to reality. They make these contributions because they want influence on RFP's/Contracts from the city of Brookhaven. Knowing that you will be in a position to vote on these bids, it is completely unethical to be taking money from them. Maybe legal, but let me educate you. Legal does not mean ethical. Our Mayor Candidate is trying to make DeKalb look good and is off to a very good start.

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