O’Toole for PTC Post 1: Promote responsible redevelopment

Tue, 09/04/2007 - 3:58pm
By: Letters to the ...

On Friday afternoon, Aug. 31, 2007, with my family present, I signed the declaration to be a candidate for Peachtree City Council Post 1.

I am running for council because I believe there are many challenges presently in our midst and many coming that potentially threaten the vision and promise of Peachtree City.

I want to contribute my talents and experience to protecting that promise as the city evolves in the future.

Many challenges will require decisive action by the leaders of the city, and I am ready to lead. Some challenges will require cooperation and I am ready to negotiate win-win solutions.

All challenges, though, will require the leaders of the city to listen to the citizens, engage in dialogue, carefully synthesize the arguments and then take action. I am prepared to implement that exact process as I serve on City Council in addressing all issues before me.

As a member of council I will protect the promise of Peachtree City by promoting responsible redevelopment (residential, industrial and commercial), proactively addressing traffic concerns, increasing support for public safety agencies, promoting a green and connected city, and maintaining the unique qualities of PTC.

I encourage you to email me your concerns at otooleforcouncil@gmail.com or visit my newly developed website at www.tomotoole.net to vote on the most important issue that will face council in the next year.

On the personal side, I am 38 years old and moved to Peachtree City just over a year ago to accept a new position working with Department of Defense Elementary and Secondary Schools. I have been married to my wife, Yvonne, for 14 wonderful years and we have three children: Patrick (9), Sarah (7), and Kileigh (4).

Prior to my current position, I have worked as a classroom-based educator for 15 years. During those 15 years I have been a PE teacher, history and reading middle school teacher, and a computer teacher/staff developer.

Additionally I was head coach and CEO for the Quantico Sharks, the 150-member youth swim program aboard Quantico Marine Corps Base for seven years. I have also coached high school volleyball and PTC youth basketball. I am an active member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church where I serve on the technology committee and as a catechist.

I believe that my work in the field of education as well as my successful business experience will give the citizens a tremendous voice in all issues that come before City Council. I pledge to listen and consider each citizen’s input prior to making voting choices on the council.

Finally I would like to encourage all eligible residents to make sure they are properly registered before Oct. 9 and to vote on Nov. 6.

Thomas J. O’Toole, Jr.

candidate for Peachtree City Council Post 1

Peachtree City, Ga.

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