Well it’s disappointing, but the results are in and I won’t be advancing to the general election for Supervisor.
It’s tempting to go back and try to second guess how I ran my campaign, or think “if only X had happened” but like I said a few days ago I’m extremely pleased with how I ran my campaign. I didn’t pander to one group or another, I didn’t go negative, and I didn’t trade in my principles for votes.
I ran a very positive campaign, was honest with voters where I stood on the issues, and worked extremely hard over the past nine months. 2500 people believed in me which is no small number, and that is an honor in itself. At the end of the day though I didn’t win, and like I said above it’s obviously disappointing.
But that doesn’t mean I’m going away or will stop working on behalf of working families throughout Milwaukee County. One setback isn’t going to stop me from doing that, nor will it dissuade me from public service in the future at a time when perhaps the timing is more favorable.
One thing I’m going to miss most is knocking on doors and meeting people in the district and talking to them about the important issues we’re facing as a community.
I’d like to say thank you to all of those who helped my campaign over the last year. It really means a lot to have your support, and I truly appreciate what you’ve all done for me.
For the time being, I’m keeping my chin up and am looking forward to spending more time with Jenny and our kids. I’m also looking forward to getting my voice back and not spending every waking moment out in the brutal winter weather that we’re experiencing.
Thanks again and we’ll talk soon!