Voters will choose between Competitive Eater/Indian TV Producer Dale Boone and Attorney John Ernst.
The top vote getter will be the second elected Mayor in Brookhaven’s short three year history. Current Mayor Rebecca Chase Williams, who was appointed, is not seeking reelection citing family reasons as the impetus for her decision to withdraw from the race.
Boone and Ernst both say they are running to unite the City after a year of turmoil that included City Attorney Tom Kurrie resigning after allegedly trying to protect former Mayor J Max Davis when he was accused of Sexual Harassment, Communications Director Rosemary Taylor being fired after making alleged racist remarks, and an Attorney General reprimand for improper Executive Sessions and withholding Public Documents.
“We all need to come together. United we stand,” said Boone during a recent Candidate forum. Boone said one of the reasons he is running for Mayor is because he was upset with previous missteps and says he will “sacrifice four years of his life” to lead Brookhaven.
Ernst says people need to be able to trust their City Leaders in order for Brookhaven to be successful. “I hope that everyone gets out and votes on Tuesday in this important election,” Ernst told The Post. “We must come together and unify the city to make Brookhaven better.”
Boone cites the top issues he will focus on if elected Mayor are reducing traffic congestion, protecting taxpayers and ending crime.
Ernst says if he is elected Mayor he will focus on getting back to the basics, improving zoning decisions through citizen input, strengthen City Parks, protecting green space, restoring Public Trust and cutting property taxes.
Polls will open Tuesday, November 3 at 7:00 AM and will stay open until 7:00 PM. To find or verify your polling location go here.
To learn more about Candidate Dale Boone, go here.
To learn more about Candidate John Ernst, go here.