Thursday, December 13, 2012
The new city has two years to repay DeKalb's elections division, which administered the election.
Brookhaven hasn't even officially become a city yet (that happens at 12:01 am on Monday, Dec. 17), but one of its first bills is already on the way. Neighbor Newspapers is reporting that the cost of Brookhaven's runoff special election will be between $35,000 and $40,000. County elections director H. Maxine Daniels told the paper the bill includes the costs of ballots, administration, staff and security. According to Daniels, the Nov. 6 general election was held in conjunction with the general election. The Dec. 4 runoff was a standalone event for the city, so it will have to shoulder the costs. The city of Brookhaven has about 30,000 registered voters. It has two years to pay DeKalb County back for the election. Related Items: Patch's …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Brookhaven mayor-elect arranges dropoff location for homeowners and candidates for campaign signs.
Brookhaven mayor-elect J. Max Davis announced early Thursday afternoon a location where homeowers and candidates alike can drop off campaign yard signs. "Courtesy of Michael Thomas of Michael Thomas Properties and Jeremy Daniels of ABC Polymers, a recycling trailer is parked at 2524 Caldwell Road in the Brookhaven Village area," Davis said. "The drop off area is adjacent to Pizza Rock Brookhaven, which is under construction and will be opening soon. "This is offered to all candidates and their supporters as we conclude Brookhaven’s historic first elections," he said. The trailer will remain through Wednesday December 12.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Patch was first to project a winner in the mayor's runoff on Tuesday night. Here's our analysis of what else happened in Brookhaven's election season.
The elections are over and the new city of Brookhaven has its first mayor and city council in place, waiting to be sworn in. Here's our take on the winners and losers from Brookhaven's first political experience, with a few caveats along the way: Winners Mike Jacobs. Newly elected Brookhaven mayor J. Max Davis was supported and endorsed by Jacobs, the Republican state representative who authored Brookhaven cityhood's bill. Jacobs also endorsed Rebecca Chase Williams and Joe Gebbia, both of whom scored big victories in Districts 1 and 4, respectively. Brookhaven became a city through Jacobs' legislative leadership and it elected leaders who he supported. Hard to argue with the man's influence. Jim Eyre. He became Brookhaven's first elected…
Davis, Williams, Mattison and Lord join Eyre to form Brookhaven's first city government. Patch has the most extensive election coverage found anywhere.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Williams, Mattison and Gebbia also win. Replay Patch's live election day blog.
J. Max Davis became the new city of Brookhaven's first mayor in history on Tuesday night. Davis defeated Sandy Murray in the mayoral runoff, 66 percent to 34 percent, in a race in which Patch projected the winner at 8:09 pm. In Brookhaven's three city council runoffs, Rebecca Chase Williams won the District 1 seat, defeating Kevin Fitzpatrick 66 percent to 34 percent. In District 3, Bates Mattison defeated Kevin Quirk by the evening's smallest margin, 53 percent to 47 percent. And in District 4, Joe Gebbia soundly defeated Karen Lord to win the seat, 81 percent to 19 percent. They join District 2's Jim Eyre to complete Brookhaven's first city council. Patch featured a live blog from 7 am on Tuesday morning, until the final election …
J. Max Davis and Sandy Murray square off today to become Brookhaven's first mayor. Here's our take on the campaign.
Three of the city's four city council districts will be decided today. Here's our take on those campaigns.
Patch has your list of all of Brookhaven's polling places for today's runoffs.
Monday, December 3, 2012
The Decatur state senator joins others in endorsing the Brookhaven mayoral candidate on the last day before the runoff.
State Sen. Jason Carter, grandson of former president Jimmy Carter, has endorsed Brookhaven mayoral candidate Sandy Murray. Murray's campaign announced the endorsement and several others on Monday morning. Murray faces J. Max Davis to become Brookhaven's first-ever mayor in tomorrow's runoff. Carter, a Democrat, represents portions of Decatur and DeKalb County in the state Senate. Murray also announced the endorsement of former Brookhaven mayoral candidate Larry Danese. The day after the Nov. 6 election, Murray was endorsed by Brookhaven's first elected official in history, District 2 city councilman Jim Eyre. While Brookhaven's elections are non-partisan, Murray's campaign identified both Danese and Eyre as Republicans. The campaign said …
Brookhaven's mayoral and city council runoffs will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 4.
District 1 city council candidate Rebecca Chase Williams has been endorsed by U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson and several other high-profile local officials and lawmakers. "I'm proud to have the support of these public servants who represent Brookhaven and our neighboring cities," Williams told Patch. Williams faces Kevin Fitzpatrick in the runoff to be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Besides Isakson, the list includes: Related Items: Your Complete Guide To Brookhaven's Elections. Five Questions With Rebecca Chase Williams. Five Questions With Kevin Fitzpatrick.