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Dunwoody Mayor's Race: Mike Davis Launches Campaign

22-year Dunwoody resident will hold meet and greet at Village Burger

Mike Davis has launched a campaign to become the next Mayor of Dunwoody.

Davis has launched a Facebook page declaring his candidacy.

Davis, 57, is a business owner who has worked in chemical sales and financial services. He owns Asset Preservation Group, an insurance brokerage, according to his bio.

“Mike is a smart business person who has given his time and talents to many community initiatives,” said Heyward Wescott, Davis’ campaign manager, in a statement on Davis' website. “He’s an active participant in the business of the city and has a strong understanding of the issues facing our young city.”

Davis was active in establishment of Dunwoody as a city, and has helped on the campaigns of both Tom Taylor's State House bid and Denis Shortal's campaign for his City Council seat.

According to his bio, Davis is a member of the Georgetown sounding board, the Chamber of Commerce's economic development committee and past president of the Mill Glen Swim and Tennis Club.

He is married with four children and lives just north of Dunwoody Village. 

He'll have a campaign event Thursday night at r at 7:30 p.m.

Max December 05, 2011 at 05:16 PM
This message from General Shortal, as a private citizen is important: Subject: Election Day Update From a Private Citizen >> Good morning my fellow citizens ... Like each of you I am a private citizen and I am writing you in that capacity. Earlier this afternoon I forwarded you an email I received from Mayoral candidate Mike Davis that refuted some negative campaigning and false accusations made by the Bob Dallas campaign group. Since then I have gone through yesterday's mail which included another negative campaign mail out from the Dallas campaign group that is full of self embellishments and misleading information. I strongly believe that this type of negative campaigning is not of the character that fits Dunwoody and, also needs to be addressed. The following is information to clarify/refute statements in this latest mail out:
Max December 05, 2011 at 05:17 PM
>> 1. Bob Dallas has hired, and paid over $6,000 to date, Rosetta Stone Political Consultants to run/advise his campaign. These consultants are known for running negative campaigns. For example, these are the same consultants that ran Jill Chambers negative campaigns, as well as Jamie Sibold negative campaign against Fran Millar last year. (FYI, Mike Davis doesn't have any paid political consultants.) One additional clarification note .... in a blog noted this evening the Dallas campaign group stated yesterday that Rosetta Stone did consulting work for Dunwoody Yes ... as the Co-Chairman of Dunwoody Yes I can tell you that is a false statement. >> >> 2. The mail out I received yesterday had the following statements: >> a. "Bob Dallas has spent his life fighting to protect taxpayers" ---- >> My refute ... Why didn't he strongly oppose the 95+% tax increase proposed for the parks bonds? >> b. "As a former Chairman of the DeKalb Republican Party he (Bob Dallas) led the effort to defeat Cynthia McKinney" ----
Max December 05, 2011 at 05:18 PM
>> My refute .... Cynthia McKinney was defeated by Denise Majette, a Democrat, in 2002 ... who I and a lot of other Republicans like Mike Davis vote for by "crossing over" to vote a Democratic Primary ballot in a successful effort to defeat Cynthia McKinney. Myself and a lot of other Republicans like Mike Davis "crossed over" again in 2004 to vote a Democratic Primary ballot in an unsuccessful effort to defeat Cynthia McKinney after Denise Majette did not seek re-election.
Max December 05, 2011 at 05:19 PM
> c. "And as Chairman of the HOST Property Tax Cut Campaign, Bob Dallas led the biggest tax cut for homeowners in Georgia history" ---- > My refute .... in the following article ... "County officials pass homestead option sales tax >By Liane Levetan Jul 1, 1997 12:00 PM" (Liane Levetan was the DC CEO at the time) she states "In I994, State Representative Bart Ladd (R) introduced legislation into the state General Assembly that would enable counties to pass a Homestead Option Sales Tax (HOST), revenues from which would be used to fund a 100 percent homestead exemption on county (not school) property taxes." From this statement one could deduct that Bart Ladd led the biggest tax cut for homeowners in Georgia history. Bob Dallas is not mentioned in the article.
Max December 05, 2011 at 05:19 PM
> d. "Mike Davis ... Liberal Excuses" ---- > My refute .... I know Mike Davis I can assure you he is not a liberal. > e. "Mike Davis has repeatedly voted in Democratic Primaries over the last decade" ---- > My refute .... See (b) above and in 2008 Mike Davis and a lot of other Republicans "crossed over" and voted in the Democratic Primary to keep objectionable Democrats off the general election ballot. > f. Referencing 2008 …"Mike Davis voted to nominate another tax-and-spend liberal Democrat for US Senate (Source: official voting records available at the Georgia Secretary of State's Office)." ----
Max December 05, 2011 at 05:21 PM
> My refute .... Gross misstatement as from the official voting records at the Georgia Secretary of State's Office you can tell if a voter voted a Republican or Democratic Primary ballot but you CAN NOT determine if or who they voted for on that primary ballot. > g. "Davis did not support the HOST Property Tax Cut Campaign" ---- > My refute .... That is an ambiguous statement that has no meaning. If the reference is Mike Davis didn't donate campaign money ... show the citizens the proof. If the reference is he didn't vote for HOST .... show the citizens the proof. > > 3. On another issue, since the last reporting period over 63% of Bob Dallas's donors are from outside the three zip of Dunwoody while during the same period 100% of Mike Davis's donors are from within the zip codes of Dunwoody. This influence of funding sources outside Dunwoody to the Dallas campaign and the misleading and negative campaign rhetoric in the Dallas campaign mail outs continues to be a concern to all of us citizens of Dunwoody. >
Max December 05, 2011 at 05:27 PM
> 4. We need ethical leadership in our City that is absent from outside influence as well as misleading and negative campaigning. > > 5. For the above reasons and many more, join me and thousands of your fellow citizens this Tuesday, December 6th in voting for Mike Davis for Mayor of Dunwoody. Above all please remember to vote. 6. Please pass this on, as you see fit, to your friends, neighbors, members of your HOA or anyone else that you think maybe interested. Thanks you for being such informed and supportive citizens, and good morning. > > Denny Shortal > Citizen of Dunwoody
Max December 06, 2011 at 01:53 AM
Read this and then decide!
Max December 06, 2011 at 09:16 PM
The comments above appear from General Shortal, as a private citizen. That fact is clearly stated at 12:16 pm on Monday, December 5, 2011.

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