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.