Friday, October 5, 2012
Mayoral Candidate Thom Shepard issued this letter about the suspension of his campaign.
Friday, October 5, 2012
On October 3rd I decided to suspend my campaign for Mayor of Brookhaven. It was not a decision I wanted to make. To understand my decision I really need to go back to why I decided to run for mayor. I participated in the election process of both Dunwoody and Chattahoochee Hills and met most of the candidates and introduced to them many of the concepts, tools and vision I have gained experience with around the country where leaders are taking their cities and rural areas towards a more sustainable vision of preservation, conservation and great walkable and bikeable urban design and development. I was frustrated during both of the elections because the candidates who seemed to understand, in my personal opinion, both the very important …
The Brookhaven mayoral candidate says he will not withdraw his name from the Nov. 6 election ballot.
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." …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The candidate's withdrawal was announced at the beginning of Wednesday's mayoral candidate forum held at Ashford Park Elementary.
Erica Mymudes, the treasurer of the Ashford Park Civic Association, announced that mayoral candidate Thom Shepard has decided to drop out of the mayoral race. The announcement came at the start of a mayoral candidates forum, hosted by the APCA and Drew Valley Civic Association, is taking place at the Ashford Park Elementary School from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Details have not been announced, but Brookhaven Patch will post updates as soon as they are available.