A candidate says thank you
First, I would like to thank my family, especially my wife and mother-in-law, and all of the ladies of the Basque, who allowed, enabled and supported this endeavor in the first place.
Thanks also to my friends who, once they stopped laughing, put the word out and offered advice and a sounding board when needed. And to Todd and Marge Evans, and their friends, for the boost and embracing me from the start. I hold a special place for you two in my heart.
To all of my supporters who lent me their vote, I want to thank you from the very core of my being for your faith in me. We now know what is possible. You have restored my vision for the future. I hope that I embodied your sentiments in whatever I said and know that I always have this town’s best interest at heart.
I will continue to advocate for you until we accomplish what we set out to do: to preserve the city of Sonoma for our community and future generations, and to make sure that our children are invested in this town by cherishing the future by honoring its past, whatever it takes, how ever long it takes.
To those who didn’t vote for me, thank you as well. I will work harder to gain your trust and confidence. I realize that some of you were not ready for me yet, or felt that the other candidates were more qualified. Point accepted. I understand that most of you didn’t, and still don’t, know me and I will spend the next two years rectifying that.
I also have to thank the Sonoma Index-Tribune for their kind words and objective opinion.
Lastly, I would like to thank my campaign manager, Jacquelyn Greene, a light, a force, who lead me through the myriad of research and appearances and kept my head up despite the task at hand. Your guidance was invaluable. To my wonderful citizens of Sonoma, I have learned so much from this race and gained strength from the experience. Rest assured, I will be back in 2014. Stronger, smarter and more determined. You are witnessing the beginning, not an end. Stay Strong.