Bloom drops out of PTC race


Last April, I announced my candidacy to run for [Post 4 on the] Peachtree City Council. I made this announcement because I wanted to invoke change. On the forefront of change, I had important issues that I wanted to address. I decided to run because I believed I could make positive changes and lead the city to improvements involving both short and long term goals.

But change can come in many different forms, and there has been change in my personal life.

As some people are aware, I work as an airline pilot for Pinnacle Airlines. Recently, my company closed the Atlanta domicile where I was employed and moved it to Detroit.

This means that the amount of time I am able to give as a potential city councilman is no longer available.

Now I will be commuting to Detroit and the chance of a domicile reopening in Atlanta seems quite slim for now.

Since this change, I have re-evaluated my decision to run for public office. I have come to the conclusion that I will not be able to dedicate the amount of time required. If I was elected, it would be unfair to the citizens of Peachtree City to have a councilman available only part-time.

With this conclusion, I am withdrawing my candidacy for Peachtree City Council. I truly hope that we have a diverse group of people running in the upcoming election that will contribute a positive attitude, good ideas and lead our city to great things.

I would like to say thank you to all the people who have supported me this year. It has been a great experience.

Josh Bloom
Peachtree City, Ga.