You’ve got a choice Brookhaven!
There’s an excellent runoff campaign going on in Brookhaven, featuring J. Max Davis versus
Mary Gross from Feds Sandy Murray.
As in all campaigns, there have been some revelations in the past couple weeks, but when you are considering the top position in a new city, tops among the questions to be answered is “how will the city be run?”
Tough to guess, sometimes, but I like to look at campaign disclosures, don’t you?
Sandy Murray might have the most boring set of campaign disclosures of all time. Here’s a link if you insist, but J. Max’s are way better. First you have to know that Brookhaven came into being through much lobbying by “Brookhaven Yes”, of which J. Max was the President.
A look at Brookhaven Yes’ financial disclosure reveals that a third of its disclosed funding came from Calvin Giordano & Associates, a vendor who received a $4.9 million contract from Brookhaven’s neighbor, the city of Dunwoody. According to its website, the firm provides Dunwoody “with administration and financial services, including accounting, purchasing, forecasting, risk management and reporting. The firm also administers information technology, web site management, public relations, customer service, record management, human resources, and administrative support.” Calvin Giordano & Associates gave $10,000 in campaign contributions to Brookhaven Yes and thousands more came from other potential vendors to the city of Brookhaven such as JAT Consulting or Lowe Engineers, whose website already declares to be “expanding services to all new cities throughout Georgia.”
A careful review of J. Max Davis’ activities as a candidate for Mayor and President of the ballot committee shows that over $20,000 in campaign contributions have come from vendors potentially looking to profit from his work should he be elected as the first Mayor of Brookhaven.
So, Calvin Giordano & Assoc. also gave money to “Peachtree Corners Yes”, and probably everything organization in the state called “[potential city name] Yes”. In fact if you want 5k right now, I suggest you call Calvin Giordano and tell him you are with “AnyCityName Yes” and see if he and his associates will cut you a check.
I wonder why he does such things.
Oh, and because I am balanced in all things, here is an actual photo of Sandy Murray: