Personal Financial Disclosures Filed for Mayoral Candidates

View the personal financial disclosure reports available for each of the four mayoral candidates.

Each of the four mayoral candidates is listed as having a personal financial disclosure report on file with the state ethics commission, formally known as the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.

Below is information about the mayoral candidates' personal financial disclosures exactly as listed on the state ethics commission website:


Sandy Pay Your Fines October 24, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Sandy Murray filed hers 6 weeks after the deadline. That is why she was fined for violating state ethics laws. Sandy, Pay your fines! (and please don't break the law in the future).
Booyah October 24, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Sandy keeps saying she is the only small business owner, but her financial disclosure doesn't list a business. Can you explain the inconsistency?
Thom Shepard October 24, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Dear "A Resident", I know you are just quoting what Sandy Murry is stating in debates and flyers, but I want to clarify that Sandy Murray is not the ONLY small business owner. I must say I am a bit unclear what her current business is. Larry Danese and J Max Davis are both successful small business owners as far as I am aware.
Thom Shepard October 25, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Disclosure: I do have to fines listed with the Georgia Ethics Commission. Both are in error in my opinion. One for $125 is for my financial disclosure being late, despite the fact that it is listed as received by the due date on another part of the website. One is for $125 for filing the Sept 30 report late, a report we are not required to file due to being a special election and was only filed at all due to confusion created by an election official improperly registering our election. The State Ethics Office, as it has been reported, is clearly underfunded and understaffed. Our state legislators and Governor really need to address this problem and make sure they have the resources to do accomplish the directive they have been given without causing negative consequences for candidates who are abiding by the law. The most unfortunate aspect of this is that someone who chooses to ignore campaign finance law, does not pay legitimate fines can hide behind the fog of mistakes being made by the Georgia Ethics Office. It is simply hard to tell now who was in violation and who was not and since this has been reported publicly it can not really be corrected now to remedy this effect on our election.
Eddie E. October 25, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Unfortunately, this is just the latest problem in the 'rush to cityhood'. Had this been properly filed as a 'special election' by the entities filing with the Secretary of State's office instead of the 'general election' designation under which it is place. The deadlines are different for a special election and a general election and the inappropriate deadlines automatically generate the 'fines'. As I said, another example where the 'rush' lead to unnecessary additional problems and pointless additional conflicts. Tell me again why it wouldn't have been a better idea to take the time and flesh things out for an additional election cycle?
Thom Shepard October 26, 2012 at 04:11 AM
Eddie E. I have to totally disagree that this has to do with the "rush to cityhood". While you know I have been very critical of Mike Jacobs, Tommy Taylor, Fran Millar and J Max Davis for planning such a short schedule between the candidate elections and the formal incorporation of the city, much of this problem has not been corrected by the heroic effort by non-partisan volunteers from within Brookhaven as well as from other nearby cities and municipalities. I am amazed at the fantastic quality of professionals who volunteered their services on the many Governors Commission Committees, a large number of whom were not part of the BYI Task Forces. The very open nature by which the Governors Commission organized and ran really opened the door for a lot of participation. I went to most of the first couple meetings for all of the committees and many started still needing official members and were often staffed by people with excellent related backgrounds getting involved for the first time along side people who had long been part of the cityhood movement. <<<continued>>>
Thom Shepard October 26, 2012 at 04:11 AM
<<<continued>>> So while I must remain critical of the leadership of J Max Davis before the Governors Commission took the reigns of critical elements of city planning, we have now gone far beyond that and Brookhaven citizens and friends of Brookhaven are making this our city: open, inclusive, creative and fair. I will not comment more on the error until certain research is complete and full details are made public but I expect you will be a bit surprised at who was responsible for the folly of the ethics commission. I expect it will prove to be rooted in the legal ramifications of home rule, and in this case that would mean DeKalb County as they have jurisdiction over elections for all of Brookhaven. But lets wait for the facts to come out and then take a look.
Stanley Featherstonehaugh, MS October 27, 2012 at 12:56 AM
This is difficult to refute if actual personally derived and practiced ethical principles are lived: No seeler nor holder of elected office is de facto qualified. These jobs are reserved for those who graduated with honors from the sub-criminal college department of Jackson, GA, in the specialized fields involving graft, malfeasance, embezzlement before income is entered in the local state accountancy office. Moral turpitude can a priori be presumed. Well over 90% of theft of funds and acceptance of payment for votes are, according to a number of investigations (all of those with which I am familiar, some miniscule number of them, between 21 and 22, published in professional journals. The city of Brookhaven erupted for two reasons; one was to shift the recipients to Northern Dekalbe hobnobs to be; the other, and primary one, was to create a gop stronghold. While no precinct lines or other areas of any type of district having been altered, that virtually no persons who truly qualify for, say, foodstamps, live in this county. Old money remains, now primarily in the ostensible hands of scions, great-scions, the principles of their fortunes controlled by financial advisors. Drones and handlers, that which is protected by poor military personnel's sacrifice of their use of air, that's the way of life these maimed and dead people are dying, crazy, physically broken. Might I get an amen from a person who is not a COC loon, who can actually see, deduce, think?
Thomas Porter October 30, 2012 at 05:36 PM
So much for the mayoral candidates, how about Council Members? I live in Council District 3 and according to the same Georgia Government Transparency & Campaign Finance Commission (http://media.ethics.ga.gov) formerly the State Ethics Commission only 4 of the candidates in District 3 have filed the Personal Financial Disclosures which were due back in August. Now, days before the election only Deborah Anthony, Julia Russo, Hope Bawcom & Eric Steavens have filed their required documents. Bates Matthison, Bridget Odonnell, Kein Quirk, Ben Pogdor & Gaye Stathis have not filed Personal Financial Disclosure. Don't I hear almost every candidate spout the term "transparency"? Unfortunately it is used by most only in speeches but not in practice.


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