“I ran because I believed District 4 deserved better,” Bradshaw said in a statement announcing his intention to run for CEO. “Alongside CEO Thurmond, I have worked to deliver better for our seniors, veterans, our emerging leaders, cities, and everyone who calls DeKalb home.”
Bradshaw and his wife Diane moved to DeKalb County 30 years ago, after he served in the U.S. Army as an officer for seven years. He was deployed to the Middle East during the First Persian Gulf War.
Since residing in DeKalb County, Bradshaw has worked as a business development executive and an adjunct college professor at Georgia State University. He also has served on non-profit and community boards.