Harold Logsdon Withdraws From Insurance Race; Roger Hines No Longer Looking To Be School Super

Harold Logsdon sent an announcement last night stating that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

My hopes of becoming Georgia’s next Insurance Commissioner were put on hold this week.

It is with great disappointment that I announce today that I will not be qualifying to become Georgia’s next Insurance Commissioner.

I began campaigning for the seat currently held by John Oxendine almost a year ago. However, Friday afternoon, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

We have spent the last few days considering all the options. But, first and foremost, is addressing the cancer. I must consider my health.

I am extremely disappointed that I have to pull out of the race. We really felt like we had a strong message for all Georgians and felt we could make a difference in 2010.

Harold is my former mayor and a friend. His campaign manager, Cindy Morley, is also a great person and someone who I owe a lot from my earliest days in politics. I wish Harold the best as he enters his new battle.

Elsewhere, Roger Hines has announced via facebook that he will not be running for School Superintendent.

With much appreciation and gratefulness to all of you who have been so supportive and encouraging in the past several months regarding my running for state school superintendent, I must tell you that I have had to drop out of the race. I am still committed to doing what I can to improve public education in Georgia. Thank you so much for your friendship.

And there’s still a day and a half left of qualifying fun. Stay tuned.

7 comments

  1. Republican Lady says:

    Sure hate to lose Roger. I have spoken with him several times and I was really impressed. He would have run circles around Kathy Cox.

  2. Republican Lady says:

    Harold,

    Here’s hoping you beat that cancer. I have won the battle so I will pray that you do also.

  3. polisavvy says:

    I am sadden that these two fine men will no longer be on the ballot. Both would have been good choices for Georgia. I am even sadder to learn of Mr. Logsdon’s illness and wish him the very best as he faces this disease. My hopes and prayers are for a speedy recovery and a great prognosis for Mr. Logsdon.

  4. drjay says:

    i wish mayor logsdon well, i am disappointed that hines is out in the super race as well-i was curious to find out if he too were smarter than a 5th grader…

  5. B Balz says:

    When I heard former Mayor Logsdon at a DeKalb GOP rally, he was the only candidate who talked about making the Ins. Comm. office smaller and more efficient. My kind of guy!

    Best to you, Sir, very best wishes and prayers for you and your family.

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