Should BrookhavenYES Officials Seek Public Office?

Patch wants to know your opinion.

During , an item came up for discussion that has been a frequent topic for debate.

During the chat, BrookhavenYES president J. Max Davis was repeatedly asked about his political future, if any, should cityhood pass on July 31. While he said he has not decided to run for mayor or any public office, he also clarified that BrookhavenYES board members can seek municipal office if they choose.

On Tuesday, Davis clarified the matter further for Patch.

"Nothing in our BrookhavenYES by-laws says we cannot run," he said. "We just can't politic while board members or use our board position in any way to promote or even talk about a personal run for office. The only people barred from running are current members of the Georgia legislature."

So, if Brookhaven cityhood passes, any of the officers or board members of BrookhavenYES could run for city council or mayor.

Does this affect your opinion on the pros and cons of cityhood? Do you believe BrookhavenYES officials should be allowed to run for office, or should each member of the organization's leadership agree to recuse themselves from seeking an elective position?

Take our Patch poll and post your comments.

not one of 60 June 28, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Dekalb County controls the Worker Bee minion counters! Expecting, corruption there, YES. What I am for is in independent outsider evaluation of the vote. Can you stand the heat of honesty: you NO loser's cannot!
not one of 60 June 28, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Sorry but less money for you NOers to mis-use! Roger...Greg et al!
Roger That July 02, 2012 at 08:49 AM
Hey, I'm just sick of crossing I-85 and squirming down Clairmont to get to Jury Duty, OK?
HamBurger July 02, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Mr. Roger That (Clayton), you will have to continue to go to Decatur for jury duty. However, traffic court will be at the old Harris Teeter/Kroger location! You will be spending less on gas to pay those city funding fines! Please pass the yellow mustard!
Roger That July 03, 2012 at 06:09 AM
@Burgerman I don't know who you think I am, but I'm not "Clayton" whomever that might be. Stop being so damn pretentious and learn how to cook real meat..... steak. Burgers are for dogs.


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