Vote Early and Carefully

October 29, 2012

Early voting continues Monday, October 29, through Friday, November 2, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day.

One of the early voting locations in DeKalb County is very close to our community at the Chamblee Civic Center, 3540 Broad Street, in Downtown Chamblee near the train tracks. Sandy Springs voters can vote at the North Fulton Government Annex located at 7741 Roswell Road.

Please consider voting early to avoid long lines on Election Day.

Click here to see the DeKalb County sample ballot and click here for the Fulton County ballot, or click here to retrieve a sample ballot from the Georgia Secretary of State’s website that is specific to your polling place.

I also want to talk with you briefly about one of the candidates to become Brookhaven’s first mayor.

I was one of the founders of a neighborhood association known as the Ashford Alliance Community Association. Sandy Murray, a candidate for mayor, claims to be the current president of the organization.

The problem is that, in her tenure as president, the organization has gone from holding semi-regular meetings to holding no meetings whatsoever. Essentially, the Ashford Alliance has withered into nothing.

Furthermore, one of its final meetings was an alarmist “emergency meeting” called by Ms. Murray in September 2011 to discuss a “roundabout project” at Ashford Dunwoody and Johnson Ferry Roads. Click here to see the meeting notice.

This roundabout project never existed. Ms. Murray abruptly canceled the meeting when I pointed this out to the public (click for information).

Below is a photograph of Ms. Murray that a constituent sent to me. It was taken outside the Montgomery Elementary polling station during the July 31 cityhood referendum. Although Ms. Murray now claims to be “100% in favor” of the City of Brookhaven, it’s a fact that she was one of leaders of the campaign to ensure its defeat.

In my opinion, there are other worthwhile candidates for mayor who merit your consideration. The choice of who serves as the first mayor of a brand new city is a critical decision.


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