Today Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis announced his intention to run in the special election for House District 80. Representative Mike Jacobs has represented the area for over a decade. Jacobs is vacating the seat as Governor Nathan Deal has appointed him to the DeKalb State Court bench.
“Mike Jacobs has provided excellent representation for District 80 and I will build on that tradition. I am excited to have the opportunity to continue my service to the people of Brookhaven and now of Sandy Springs and Chamblee at the state level,” said Davis. “We have, as a community, gotten Brookhaven started right. Police are protecting our streets, which are being paved, so families can go to our improving parks. In just two and a half years, through efficient local control, we have elevated our community.”
The Governor has set the special election for Tuesday, July 14. District 80 covers almost all of Brookhaven, and portions of Sandy Springs and Chamblee.
“I want to take my proven reform agenda and bring it to the state level,” continued Davis. “We have been successful in Brookhaven following those ideas. We cut taxes twice, enhanced services, and have a 4 million dollar reserve. Brookhaven will be left in good hands and on the right path.”
“Our community needs a leader with common sense and a demonstrated track record. I will focus on reforming and improving education. I will also work to get traffic moving through better coordinated actions among all area jurisdictions. Protecting taxpayer dollars and preserving neighborhoods will continue to be my priority.”
Republican J. Max Davis led the effort to create the City of Brookhaven and was elected its inaugural Mayor in 2012. His father, Max Davis, served in the State House of Representatives for over two decades.