Brookhaven mayoral candidate Thom Shepard said it was correctly announced Wednesday that he would be dropping out of the mayoral race, but he has now decided to suspend his campaign and remain on the ballot for the Nov. 6 election.
Shepard told Brookhaven Patch on Thursday night that there would be more details to come, but that it's "not one thing."
"It was cumulative pressure and a lot of factors," Shepard said. "It's not something I wanted to do, but felt it was necessary."
He said there was a "complex aspect" to his campaign. He said Brookhaven has an opportunity to begin with new initiatives, new zoning plans and more. He wanted to make sure that decision-makers are "not just doing what Dunwoody is doing and apply that to the city."
The city has the chance to become "sustainable" and "urbanist," he said, but "if the groundwork's not laid down, it's not going to happen."
Brookhaven Patch will continue to update you on Shepard's run for office.