The two candidates in the runoff election for the seat in the Georgia House of Representatives representing District 80 are scheduled to meet in a public candidate forum.

The Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce announced July 27 that it would host the forum on Aug. 6 at Lupton Hall on the Oglethorpe University campus. The forum is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Democrat Taylor Bennett, a lawyer and former Georgia Tech football player, and J.Max Davis, a lawyer and the former mayor of Brookhaven, collected the most votes in the four-candidate field seeking the post in the July 14 runoff. Under Georgia law, when no candidate collects more than half the votes cast in an election, the top two finishers face one another in a runoff.

The district represents Brookhaven and portions of Sandy Springs, Chamblee and Dunwoody. It was represented by former Rep. Mike Jacobs, who resigned after he was named a DeKalb County judge.

Davis and Bennett meet in the runoff election Aug. 11. During the forum, the candidates will answer only questions submitted in advance and presented through a moderator. To submit a question, go here

J. Max Davis
Taylor Bennett