What will we become? Will our new city get stuck in the past, or will it move decisively into the future?
Will Brookhaven let slip the most amazing opportunity before us -- our only chance to get our new city started right? Will Brookhaven decide to forever be trapped in a paradigm of Yes vs. No, left vs. right, neighbor vs. neighbor?
I chose to run for Mayor of Brookhaven because I believed that our community could become the greatest city in Metro Atlanta. I believed that we could transcend the illusory barriers that often separate us. I believed that we could leave the past behind and become a unified city.
I still believe. If elected, I assure you that I will do everything in my power to be a Mayor for everyone. I would look out for the interests of every person, every family, every street, every neighborhood, and every district. I’d especially reach out to those who voted against me. Unfortunately, the opposite seems to be the case for my opponent, who only listens to the insiders -- the vendors and the lobbyists seeking to profit from our new city.
My campaign is 100% funded by friends and neighbors, not vendors and lobbyists. I have returned more than a few contributions from potential vendors because the whole promise of why we started this city was to escape “politics-as-usual.” I do not want even a hint of corruption to tar our new city and prevent us from unifying as the Brookhaven we want to be.
So what will we become? I predict that Brookhaven will choose my formula - a positive, open and transparent government that doesn’t do deals behind closed doors and seeks input from all our residents. I am thankful for the endorsements of Jim Eyre and Deborah Anthony who share this vision and I call on other city council candidates and former candidates for Mayor to join me. Together, we will become the best city in the region.