Mayoral Candidate J. Max Davis Accepted Campaign Contributions from Vendors
UPDATED- Davis: I Accepted Campaign Contributions from Vendors
Mayoral candidate J. Max Davis said he has accepted campaign contributions from vendors, but that won't affect future decisions.
By Kiri Walton
October 17, 2012
As Brookhaven marches ahead towards cityhood, the Governor’s Commission on Brookhaven and its committees of volunteers are researching and compiling options of vendors to provide services the city will need. Some of those vendors have contributed to the campaign of mayoral candidate J. Max Davis. Davis explained that he had accepted vendor campaign contributions at the Monday mayoral forum at Oglethorpe. He was not able to tell Brookhaven Patch which vendors have contributed to his campaign.
Fellow mayoral candidate Larry Danese said he turned down offers of campaign contributions from vendors because doing so is “totally and completely wrong.” “It just would not cross my mind to do it,” Danese told Patch. He said it would be “inappropriate” to accept contributions “from people that I might regulate or hire.”
Sandy Murray, the third candidate seeking office as Brookhaven mayor, said she has not been approached by vendors who wanted to contribute to her campaign. She said she would not accept them if she had because "it doesn't seem it's an appropriate option... (The vendors) are looking for some benefit. I don't think they're doing it out of the goodness of their hearts."