All of you who worked on this campaign have my thanks forever. The same goes for those who voted for me, even though I’ll never know who all of you are. It was very, very close, much closer than a lot of people thought it would be. While we didn’t finish first, I hope our close second showing will send a message about the kind of representation our district and our region really want. If it does, that’s a victory for all of us.
I can’t tell you how much it has meant to me to have the support of so many people in this effort. No one runs a race alone, and I couldn’t have made a run of this one without each and every canvasser, donor, friend, and other helping hand I had. This has been a wonderful experience. I hope you think so too.
Earlier today, I called Del. Greason to congratulate him on his re-election. He replied with some gracious words, and no hard feelings. I respect that and ask all who voted for me to be as respectful in their turn.
I ran this time for a lot of reasons, but a big one was simply to provide a choice. Democracy cannot work if there are no choices on the ballot. We all must insure that there is always a choice, because American democracy cannot be a spectator sport
The future is wide open. Let’s all stay in touch and, more importantly, stay involved in the process of our government. Each of us, today, holds what is truly the highest office in the land: citizen. I look forward to serving with you in that office, as we continue the process of building a better world for ourselves, our children, and each other.
Very best wishes,