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J. Max Davis Should Return Questionable Campaign Contributions

Sandy Murray calls on J. Max Davis to return questionable campaign contributions.

Today, I call on J. Max Davis to return all campaign contributions received from lobbyists and potential city vendors in the race to become Brookhaven’s first Mayor. Brookhaven should not tolerate even the appearance of corruption before the new city begins operations on December 17, 2012.

According to his latest financial disclosure report, J. Max Davis has accepted thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from potential vendors and lobbyists, including JAT and Comdex Consulting. Additional contributions come from executives at Grice & Associates and Lowe Engineering.

Mr. Davis should put the voters of Brookhaven first and return these questionable contributions, that while legal, give an appearance of impropriety. Our research further shows that Davis additionally collected thousands more in campaign contributions from potential vendors while he was President of the ballot committee Brookhaven Yes, LLC. Davis collected $10,000 from Calvin, Giordano & Associates and $1,000 from UHY Advisors. We don’t want a mayor bought and sold for by those standing to profit from Brookhaven.

J. Max Davis should commit by actions, not empty promises, that he is truly interested in a Brookhaven government that is open and transparent.

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HamBurger October 24, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Mr. Mark, how do you feel about Brookhaven being included in the new county of Milton? Please pass the yellow mustard!
BrookhavenGA USA October 24, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Dear Mr. Alborg, of Landslyde, LLC: Is Sandy Murray capable of writing her own posts on The Patch or does she pay you and your firm to do that for her? Also, is Sandy Murray upset that you do not show her on your firm's client list? Probably not very good for business if you show someone with her track record, so I understand. Lastly, where can we find a list of financial contributors to Landslyde, LLC? Would be interesting to see if there are any potential vendors on that list. Thank you, BGAUSA
Eric H October 24, 2012 at 03:50 PM
That is a good point Tim. I've heard Doug Dillard is an avid organic farmer. I agree that reasons for people giving contributions are many and often honest. Same is true for people who have business interests, whether it be the local shop keep or an engineering firm. They likely will take an interest in supporting candidates that will successfully run the city. We all know that J. Max is committed to the outsourcing model of city services, Sandy Murray's commitment is less certain so of course they will contribute to J. Max because that is the model they want to see pursued. But then again I think that's the model the majority of Brookhaven residents want to see pursued. But more importantly may I ask this question? Someone on the other thread added up the dollars contributed that could be said to come from the potential vendors as $2,300. Does that seem correct to you? Because that's really not very much money.
Eddie E. October 24, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Mark, Nothing has changed since I first heard about mikeys clown plan for a city and everything (so far at least) has spooled out pretty much as I expected. Why on earth to the tunnel-vision salespitchers think everything will be wonderful because they said so? Also, I take offense to the 'those type of supporters' sleight since I don't really believe it is appropriate to assign classifications to 'those who drank the kool-aid' and 'those who never will'. I feel much better about having my governance affairs overseen (at large and in District 2) by Sandy Murray than by the big man and his mini-me. Success will occur or not based on the accuracy of the CVI and budget projections, not on the lofty aspersions of one person or another. By the way, will you be releasing the C4ND contributors list? It appears there is much more to be seen by comparing the before and after.
Eddie E. October 24, 2012 at 05:43 PM
What a great time it would be to unmask the 'legion' of anonymous city-salesmen to show exactly who all is behind the curtain.
TomMiller October 24, 2012 at 06:17 PM
When Sandy - saw her report online. The Imlay Foundation connected folks donated $1,500.00. You remember the Imlays right? Bankrolled Brookhaven No? Is it corrupt? Of course not. Are donors fair game to analyze? Sure. No, stop spreading lies that another candidate got $10K in contributions, or I show up at the next place you plan to speak and will ask you about it in person.
Jack of Kings October 24, 2012 at 06:26 PM
I am sorry, Eddie. But aren't you anonymous too?
HamBurger October 24, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Mr. Phil, everyone knows who Eddie is. You have not been paying attention! Please pass the yellow mustard!
Roger That October 24, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Similar to the pot calling the kettle black, this reminds me of the meth addict calling the crack head "dangerous."
Sandy Pay Your Fines October 24, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Eddie, Just look at the campaign disclosure filed by No City Brookhaven to see where they paid Sandy Murray and listed her as a "Consultant". She is the only candidate for Mayor who actually made money off the no city/yes city campaign. Will we get moral outrage from you or your buddies or just more crickets?.......
Shawn Keefe October 24, 2012 at 07:12 PM
While we are at it, let's unmask the 'legion' of anonymous cityhood fearmongers to show exactly who is behind that curtain.
Eddie E. October 24, 2012 at 07:34 PM
That? That's what you guys are whining about? I thought you were worrying about something on the level of the contribution made by the guy who thinks he will be selling the city Police cars. What a hoot.
Eddie E. October 24, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Phil, Check the NoCity contributors list, then give me a call!
Just wondering October 24, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Sandy Pay Your Fines, Eddie will never let the facts against his candidate stand in the way of the false accusations she makes. You make a great point, but Eddie is blinded by Sandy and her lies.
Eddie E. October 24, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Great point? Well I have take your word for it because I've never seen the top of his/her anonymous head.
Just wondering October 24, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Eddie, Just want to get clarification that it was ok for Sandy personally and directly benefit from the payment of consulting fees to support the no city campaign. BUT, it is really bad to take legal contributions of less than 5% of your total contributions (in total) from a POTENTIAL vendor to the city wherein the mayor only gets to vote in the case of a tie of the city council. What a joke!!!
Eddie E. October 24, 2012 at 09:29 PM
jw, Enlighten me. What is the parallel? Especially when the one who was so quick to bellow about 'ending pay-to-play' (if it ever existed) to make such a boneheaded error? For further introspection, what if 20 people made such a (in your words) 'small' contribution? Yet another clear and obvious reason to amend the Federal Constitution to set aside the insane valuation of 'speech' provided by Citizens United. Also, the 'consulting fees' were chickenfeed and not part of a Candidate electoral campaign. Even you must be able to see the difference.
Just wondering October 24, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Eddie, you work on amending the constitution. I think your time would be well spent there and leave the real work of creating the city to those who care about having a better place to live. I am still waiting on the endorsements and donations from The Dekalb county politicians who are eager to work with Sandy to make the Brookhaven transition soooo smooth. First you deny the obvious question which was did Sandy get paid by No Brookhaven and you said it was absurd. Then you said, oh that little amount of money. That is what you are whining about? You and Sandy are the whiners, and obviously many of the posters here have seen through your charade. Please tell Sandy to keep doing all of these stupid campaign tactics so she can keep her 100% record of successfully losing campaigns.
Eddie E. October 24, 2012 at 10:05 PM
jw, You are good for a laugh. When maxjr gives back the money, I want to see his birth certificate, college records, tax returns and passport. Let's get really absurd.
TomMiller October 25, 2012 at 01:51 AM
Take a get ready pill Sandy, Bat and Ball is where you will be tomorrow? I want to see in your hands the documents confirming that the Maxster accepted $10K in HIS MAYORAL campaign from potential vendors. I've written to the Crier and to Fox5 to be there. will you be there Sandy?
Just wondering October 25, 2012 at 02:00 AM
TomMiller, What time shall we arrive? Perhaps we can come and walk around with a camera to film the debauchery that will be taking place. The glad handing of actual voters and such as that, how disgusting. Taking ill gotten contributions of people who don't want a city? I can't wait, maybe Eddie and Hamburger will show up and the skys will part and the city will be no more!!! And in honor of her president (Obama), they Imlays and the whomever they are "family office", everything will be free!!! What a wonderful place to live. I can't wait, if Sandy gets elected, there will be no taxes!!! Given Sandy's tight connections with Dekalb County officials, I am sure there will be plenty of elected Dekalb County officials (Burrell and his buddies) on hand to support their candidate. Also, with a hand out to take any "pay for play" contributions you may have available. I love this county!!! I mean city!!!
HamBurger October 25, 2012 at 02:01 AM
This is great! I will have an opportunity to meet Mr. Tom! Please pass the yellow mustard!
Eddie E. October 25, 2012 at 02:04 AM
jw, One little correction, Barack Obama is all of America's President and will be until 2016. I hope you enjoy the next 4 years, especially in the civilized parts of the Country.
Just wondering October 25, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Eddie, unlike you, I do respect the rule of law. Unlike Hamburger, I will admit that you are correct and I was wrong. He is my President and I respect the will of the people, even if I disagree with him. I am proud to be an American, regardless of who is president and I work tirelessley to better the opportunities for myself and my fellow American's, regardless, of who is President. I will continue to be a productive member of my country, regardless of who is President and I will continue to be a proud American, regardless of who is President. I am so proud to be an American. I wish you would proclaim the same about Brookhaven, but alas, that is not your style. I remain, a proud American
TomMiller October 25, 2012 at 02:19 AM
If I can't make it I promise you this - at least a dozen of my friend are madder than hell at this crap.
Eddie E. October 25, 2012 at 02:19 AM
jw, I will concede you respect the appropriate feathering of your own nest. I don't see any respect for the law. At least MY conscience is clear.
Just wondering October 25, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Hamburger, So this means we will be able to walk up to you and know that you are not a candidate for office by the fact that you will have in your hands the documents confirming that J Max has accepted $10k for his mayoral campaign? For this, Phil may show up in his white shorts.
HamBurger October 25, 2012 at 02:26 AM
Ms. Just Wondering, you need to clear all that with my agent, Mr. Phil! Please pass the yellow mustard!
Just wondering October 25, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Eddie, Will you commit to moving your business and from your house when J Max wins? Please?? We don't need any more of your ilk in the new city. The VAST majority of Brookhaven, just want a City they can be proud of, regardless of how they voted about whether the City should or shouldn't be. You have no shame and no honor, just as I expected. No matter how gracious others may be, admitting they may be wrong, you are still a hater. Now that is the kind of citizens we don't need. It harkens back to the days in Georgia we all aren't proud of, hate them for who they are (for the city), not because of who they are (Citizens of Brookhaven). I doubt Martin Luther King would be proud of your hatred and venomous spirit. Or are you just full of hatred and bitterness and there is no good that can come from the City of Brookhaven? I had the great opportunity to speak with Joseph E. Lowery yesterday, a man who was passionate about what he did and what he accomplished, however, not once did he ask me who I voted for or what I believed. Just a decent human being, gracious to all.
Just wondering October 25, 2012 at 02:58 AM
Hammy, I am confident Phil is ok with this. He will be happy to finally acknowledge that you are not a candidate for public office. I have a feeling the paperwork documenting the fact that J. Max has taken $10K in donations for his campaign may be lacking, so how shall I identify you at the Bat and Ball. Perhaps the grease will still be running on your chin? Or will it be the mustard on your shirt?: I will be looking for your empty hands tomorrow night. Just wondering, what type of wine will the Imlays be providing, I am rather picky about my Cabernet? I prefer Silver Oak.

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