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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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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