A thank you to my family, friends, and supporters:
Second and more importantly, thank you.
On March 29th, I announced my candidacy for Mayor. The months of planning prior to that day and the months of implementation since that day have been both the most challenging and rewarding time in my life. I’ve learned a lot about myself and others during this journey and I wanted to share a few thoughts on the night before the election.
First, I’ve learned that family matters more than anything. And by family, I mean both the family we are born to and the family we choose. Thank you for being my family. Thank you for so generously giving me your time, your support, your resources, and your encouragement. I simply cannot thank everyone enough or mention you all by name, but I do want to call out a few people. Without my parents and husband none of this would be possible. They all allow me the room to fly. My campaign team is amazing. Justin, Sheila, Trista, Gabe, Lauren, and Taylor, thank you for all of the time and energy you have devoted to me and this campaign. All of the organizations I am involved with have been incredible, supportive, and encouraging. I am one person on many teams and could not do this without each and every single member.
I’ve also learned that it is harder to keep going then to quit. Life has been challenging in the last few months, both personally and professionally. It would have been very easy to quit and throw in the towel. But I didn’t and I’m not going to...because of you. You deserve a voice and support and kindness. You deserve a fair community and someone in office who will work hard for you every day. Our community and our children deserve a better tomorrow.
I’ve learned that some people really do care about pot holes while others care about rec centers. It’s impossible to please everyone, but it is important to listen, respect, and value the opinions of others.
We’ve ran an excellent campaign. We have incredible marketing material and website, a four part action plan, a blog that tracks all media coverage, and we have door knocked on over 4000 doors. I am proud of the work we have done and without a doubt can say we have given it our all.
No matter how many votes we receive tomorrow, we are the winner in this race.
See you on the flip side.