More battling on the election front came to the surface after city council candidate Cathy Haddix announced her intention to run against incumbent Kim Learnard.
On Monday, Learnard shot back at Haddix for her comments on the problems during Learnard’s term in office. In Haddix’ campaign announcement she said that she would ‘adhere to the job limitations of a councilmember and type of government we have, as stated in the Peachtree City Charter, not per Wikipedia, as claimed by Learnard at a Student Council Day at City Hall. Additionally, she noted she would “respect the First Amendment right of other elected to speak to their constituents even when I disagree with their positions. and would be an advocate for the citizens of Peachtree City not represented by any special interest groups. The average citizen who goes unheard by Learnard.”
“Clearly,” Learnard said, “we are witnessing a leadership crisis in America. Decorum has gone by the wayside. Politicians who want to find real solutions are often eclipsed by people whose only qualities are anger and egotism. Peachtree City, we are better than this. The election for Post 3 is about the difference between positive and negative.
“I believe that Peachtree City is the best city in the nation. I would never intentionally do anything that would create a negative headline or a negative sentiment about our wonderful city. Peachtree City citizens deserve better than that. My job as a council member is to do two things: 1) Make good decisions, and 2) Put forth the most positive message possible, on behalf of our city.”
Answering Haddix’ comments on her four-years in office, Learnard said that “There were too many fabrications to address in only one issue of a newspaper, so I have addressed them on my website. Honestly, I think you have better things to do with your time than give credence to such a sad personal attack. But it helps to know the truth is out there, and it helps to know where to find it.”