Brookhaven, GA, June 9, 2015 – by Trey Benton – This article has been updated. Rebecca Chase-Williams was sworn-in as Brookhaven’s Mayor Tuesday evening, to serve out the remainder of the term of Former Mayor J Max Davis who recently resigned to run for State House.
“It really is an honor and a privilege. I accept the position of Mayor of the City of Brookhaven,” said Williams. “I really look forward to the opportunity to continue to build a great City.”
District 2 Councilman John Park voted against Williams’ appointment. After the meeting, Park said, “I don’t believe that Rebecca Chase-Williams represents the interests of all of Brookhaven – especially District Two.”
Following Williams’ appointment, Linley Jones was sworn-in to the role of District One Councilwoman, a seat vacated just moments earlier by Williams. Jones was joined by her son Elijah Roth and her husband Greg as she took the Oath of Office.
Both Williams and Jones were sworn in by Judge Mike Jacobs who was recently appointed to the DeKalb bench by Governor Deal.
District Three Councilman Bates Mattison will serve as Mayor Pro-Tem.
The positions of Mayor, District One and District Three on Brookhaven’s City Council will be up for Election this November.