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Second Day Of Qualifying For Brookhaven Elections

Day one saw nine candidates make our local races. Let's see what day two brings.


Day two of qualifying for Brookhaven's first set of elections begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday.

The saw nine candidates pay their fees to make the election.

and , both of whom had announced their candidacies last week, qualified on Monday.

Thus far, Davis is the only candidate for mayor. Witt, however, was joined on Monday by Joe Gebbia and Bates Mattison in the District 4 race.

Alan Cole and Kevin Fitzpatrick both qualified for the District 1 seat, while Hope Bawcom, Ben Podgor and Erik Steavens made the District 3 race.

Qualifying will continue through Wednesday, August 15. Brookhaven voters will choose a mayor and four city council members on Nov. 6.

Stay with Patch throughout the week for daily, up to the minute coverage as candidates qualify for the election.

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Steve Walker August 14, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Eddie E. you are right the Illegal emails weren't on the county dime, the Illegal emails were on the TAX PAYERS dime.
Jack of Kings August 14, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Hey, Jim. When did you learn to draw cartoons? I must admit--pretty good. What is the end game of your blogspot, Jim? The City vote is over--and now it seems like the guerilla warfare is starting up after the war is over. To what purpose? If you have a problem with Brookhaven Yes activists getting involved in the new city (one of those "Duh?" moments), why not run yourself just to give the opponents to the city a NOCITY alternative? So you can help a City succeed when you were invested in convincing voters that there would be NO way for the City to succeed. Bumper Sticker: "Vote for me for Brookhaven Mayor. I know how to make my predictions come true!" You could win in a landslide! LOL
Eddie E. August 14, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Steve (misguided) Walker, THERE WERE NO ILLEGAL OR UNETHICAL EMAILS (Unless the law has been changed to consider anything the 'yessers' didn't like 'illegal').
Eddie E. August 14, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Phil, The initial election is over, now it is up to the 'yessers' to DELIVER on their great-big-giant promises. No reason for anyone to put themselves into the fray and absorb responsibility for the inevitable, impending failure. Just let those who were so irrevocably self-assured in the land of milk and honey slowly come to a boil in their own stew! It will truly be amusing to watch.
Booyah August 14, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Found a really good article about this hamburglar guy who posts here http://tinyurl.com/cmod4ka
Eddie E. August 14, 2012 at 05:27 PM
One can only hope that there are no candidates for 'district 2'. See what sort of magic maxandmike have in mind to fix that!
Crayola August 14, 2012 at 05:45 PM
HO ho ho HamBurger An older man who should know better. An older man who spews insults behind an anonymous name. With a picture of a telephone he treasures. An older man who hypocritically preaches character. Who can it be now
HamBurger August 14, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Mr. A, LOL, this is the first of many blogs you will see developed for the purpose of holding feet to the fire for the sake of seeing that words are kept or mistakes are admitted. I am not saying this is good, but there are a lot of folks finding out that there is one select group of people that will make initial decisions regarding this new city that may not be easily changed if not done properly. This was done purposefully and evidenced in how the council districts were drawn. If it were me, and I had successfully buffaloed a bunch of property owners because I was acting for their own good, I think I would just concentrate on making my new city the best I could. I would make every effort to live up to my promises, create reasonable rules and regulations, have the best services, hold the line on taxes so they were the lowest around, and then rub it in the faces of any folks that were still objecting. Or, are you guys still in sales mode? Cheerwine and a special hamburger?
HamBurger August 14, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Mr. Crayola, that is some really, really, bad prose . . . Please pass the yellow mustard!
Crayola August 14, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Thanks Grandpa!
TomMiller August 14, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Oh I see now. Not one of the people on here is willing to challenge Maxx Davis. While you B and C all day long about not enough candidates or not enough talented ones, not one single person on here is willing to put their d*ck on the line and run for mayor. You know, you can run for office as mayor and make it your centerpiece. No need to hid behind some fake name on a site, or blog anon. I was raised in SouthAlabama and we had a guy who got into a fricking run off for mayor and he spent maybe 1/10th his opponent did. This was years ago. I see this city thing in much smaller pieces. Get more local police on the beat. Maybe add 1-2 officers on bikes. I called DCPD last year and a WEEK later they called me back. Just add 15 more officers to patrol our area. Parks? Eh not big on my list. My spouse plays tennis at blackburn and pays for it. I know a field next to that place has been locked up tight without any sports on it for a year or more. So which one of you tough guys is willing to run?
don Gabacho August 14, 2012 at 06:54 PM
"I guess he'll get a 'variance' from Max or Jacobs, whichever is really in charge. ---Eddie E. I'd say neither are in charge. When word comes down to Jacobs for relay, he may or may not tell Davis. After all, why would Matteson take Davis' word for it? Meanwhile, recall when you asked me if there was a way to "omit" Ashford? And I had replied, "not without taking down the whole shebang"? Take a good look at this: "Mike Jacobs 5:33 pm on Monday, February 13, 2012 [Brookhaven Patch] I've supported township legislation in the past and know from experience that there is not 2/3 of the House and 2/3 of the Senate to support the constitutional amendment required to give zoning power to a third type of local government (other than counties and cities)." Did you see on the so-called "referendum, if there was going to be a city at all, even the choice of Brookhaven being a city or township? Bookhaven City having its own enforcers or a Township which would, then, retain DeKalb County's police? Tell me just where is this prohibition ---"other than counties and cities [to the exclusion of townships]"---that Jacobs does not cite in the State Constitution of Georgia? http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/GAConstitution.pdf Just where, as Jacobs claimed, that a township would require an Amendment to the State Constitution of Georgia?
Crayola August 14, 2012 at 07:30 PM
J. Max and Mike Jacobs have us on lock down so we can't get to Decatur. No Fee No Run. Lucky they still have Internet and Mustard. Pass the Pickles Please. The Vinegar is Sour just like us.
Eddie E. August 14, 2012 at 07:45 PM
Not interested in running. Only in keeping the nose of those who do to the wheel!
don Gabacho August 14, 2012 at 07:53 PM
'Wow, secret meetings. In politics. That has only happened since I don't know ... the 1700's? I didn't know that GA law requires that private citizens who are considering backing candidates or might want to run have to meet in the open. "---TomMiller Just "private citizens"? Where and when, for only one example, has the public been invited to witness the Governor's deliberations on just who he is going to appoint for the interim, non-elected commission? Just what are even the Sunshine Laws suppose to be for?
don Gabacho August 14, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Steven Walker, Yet again, regarding my most vaild concern: a feature making cities and townships distinct: the former having their own police and townships not: "Mike Jacobs 5:33 pm on Monday, February 13, 2012 [Brookhaven Patch] I've supported township legislation in the past and know from experience that there is not 2/3 of the House and 2/3 of the Senate to support the constitutional amendment required to give zoning power to a third type of local government (other than counties and cities)." Did anyone see on the so-called "referendum even the choice of Brookhaven being a city or township? Tell me just where is this prohibition ---"other than counties and cities [to the exclusion of townships]"---that Jacobs does not cite in the State Constitution of Georgia? http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/GAConstitution.pdf What "Constitutional Amendment" required? Much less, for this so-called referendum?
don Gabacho August 14, 2012 at 08:01 PM
"The initial election is over, now it is up to the 'yessers' to DELIVER on their great-big-giant promises."---Eddie E. No it is not. There is still time, and ample grounds, to nullify this travesty.
don Gabacho August 14, 2012 at 08:14 PM
If somebody, anybody, does not go down and qualify for Mayor, one of US will HAVE TO! Please, please, I wish Mr. Witt had put up for Mayor. Someone.... anyone......"---Roger That I said I would. Except I don't know how to do everything deliberately wrong (which I wouldn't do anyway) to get elected. While the risk of most everyone voting for an unknown is too great not to win. I do have a budding platform though: 1) Demote the city to a township and 2) Have any council member beignning to vote no arrested for loitering.
don Gabacho August 14, 2012 at 08:23 PM
"...An older man who spews insults behind an anonymous name...An older man who hypocritically preaches character...---Crayola OK. Which is it that eliminates you from being a "hypocrite"? Your real name being "Crayola" or your not being "an old man"?
Crayola August 14, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Donald Perra, Its BIG, BACK AND BOLD. El PRI sabe. No es bueno. No hablas de la votación. ¿comprende?
Thomas T Telford August 14, 2012 at 08:40 PM
http://tinyurl.com/d2rm4bq
don Gabacho August 14, 2012 at 08:41 PM
"To take it further, it is demeaning to the average voter that they have no real say in the outcomes--again, with no evidence."---Phil A major reason for our legal precedents governing fiduciary relationships (as in Jacobs being the representative of the whole of his consitiutency and not a special interest group), and its prohibiting a public office holder from seeking, accepting or having a position with even the mere potential for conflict of interest (which Jacobs did by being a member of the so-called "citizens group" C4DK), is to not put the public in the position of having to wonder why. Thus the governing precepts. Incumbent on the office holder. Not the public. Accordingly, it is not the burden of the public to have to prove anything regarding the potential for conflict of interest percieved. The perception is sufficient. Likewise, anything consequent to it. Though remedy for the conflict percieved should have been voluntary, forthcoming and sincere, it never happened. The Breech of Faith with the Public Trust persists---irretrievably tainting all that has stemmed from it, and stems from it still.
Crayola August 14, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Tiny Thomas but what about the MX Gov incorporating and handing out ballots! Come on man FOCUS!!! Donald Garbanzo is on to something! FOCUS!!! "don Gabacho 9:49 pm on Saturday, August 11, 2012 "America should be a counrty where people can come with nothing, work hard, and become RICH."---Tom Should be the same for people already here too. For an American returning home like a refugee to his own country. Only to learn America is no longer a refuge for Americans."
Crayola August 14, 2012 at 09:03 PM
AND pleazzzze do NOT cut the mustard BUT do slice the pickles! The Vinegar is Sour just like us!
don Gabacho August 14, 2012 at 09:03 PM
PS: "...A major reason for our legal precedents governing fiduciary relationships...' For the same reason, anyone who is a lawyer, real estate agent or broker, who entangles him or herself, by committing him or herself as a candidate, or even possible employee, with any government so conceived, risks losing their licenses.
HamBurger August 14, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Come here kid . . . Want a piece of candy? It is mustard candy . . . with extra vinegar! Please pass the yellow mustard!
bhavenliving August 15, 2012 at 06:55 PM
HamBurger - if you have so much to say, why don't you run for office? I would love to see you ground up and spit out like the stale piece of meat that you are. You wouldn't be happy if Mother Teresa herself was running for office. It is time that you stop poisoning this board with your ramblings and let others with more constructive dialog take to the keys. We are a City of Brookhaven now so go to therapy and get over it. If you don't like it, then get out. Less talk from the Peanut Gallery, please!
don Gabacho August 15, 2012 at 07:18 PM
bhavenliving, Aside from the nullifying conflict of interest of a State Representative, Jacobs, being on the (self-purported) "citizens committee" C4ND, explain this: "I've supported township legislation in the past and know from experience that there is not 2/3 of the House and 2/3 of the Senate to support the constitutional amendment required to give zoning power to a third type of local government (other than counties and cities)." ---Mike Jacobs, State Representative Did you see on the so-called "referendum, if there was going to be a city at all, even the choice of Brookhaven being a city or township? When Bookhaven City would then have its own enforcers instead of even the option of a Township which would then retain DeKalb County's police? Tell me just where is this prohibition ---"other than counties and cities [to the exclusion of townships]"---that Jacobs does not cite in the State Constitution of Georgia? http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/GAConstitution.pdf Just where, as Jacobs claimed, that a township would require an Amendment to the State Constitution of Georgia?
bhavenliving August 15, 2012 at 10:22 PM
don Gazbacho (I mean Gabacho) - all I hear is recipie from the Bitter Cold Soup Cookbook. You are missing my point. The City passed by a majority vote. This is old news. Dwelling on the past is not productive. If you spent half as much energy thinking of ways to move our community forward as you (and HamBurger) spend bashing our community leaders for past quotes and sentiments, then you could be an influential player in our City's first days and not just a Debbie Downer sulking behind a computer. It seems to me that you (and HamBurger) have a personal agenda to express your bitterness will ill disregard for the community. In which case, your intentions are no different from those that you accuse of by the community leaders. For the record, I think it is great that the Brookhaven Yes board members are running for office. It shows their continued commitment to the community. I would be a little worried if they threw in the towel come August 1st. So, get off your soap box and use your typing skills for something more productive because your rants are falling on deaf ears.
HamBurger August 15, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Mean Spirit or Recreational Discourse by Stan If there was one concern I had leading up to the Brookhaven referendum, it was that a number of folks posting on the online blogs, and writing in the local newspaper were not just committed to reasonable discourse. That’s right, this was not just discussion of the pros and cons of incorporation but rather a mean spirited campaign by a few people in our community. I wanted to think that the discussion was recreational and the debate served to improve the process by airing various points of view. It’s become clear to me that the discussion was mean spirited and personal. It has morphed from name calling and outrageous claims of conspiracy, to personal attacks on the candidates. If you donated your time and money to Citizens for North DeKalb or BrookhavenYES it must have been for personal gain. The cynical people who write over silly nom de guerres on blogs do not understand the spirit of community service that our neighbors exhibited. The online blogs should be admonished for permitting this less than civil social behavior, and should begin practicing some editorial judgement in their posts. Online forums do not give you the right to attack and be mean spirited. Brookhaven deserves better. http://tinyurl.com/8remvx3 Please pass the yellow mustard!

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