I’m excited for Election Day Eve — not the same excitement I feel on Christmas Eve. Maybe it’s because there will be no presents involved — there will be cupcakes though! It’s more like the excitement felt before a big game — you know it’s going to be fun, but at the end of the day there will be a winner and a loser.
The past nine months have flown by. The support I’ve received is humbling. Not knowing what to expect with running for public office, I have to say the experience has been more than I expected.
Each time I’d receive a contribution from a “neighbor” (if you’re in District 14, then I consider you my neighbor) it would give me the encouragement I needed to get out there in the heat of summer and knock on doors. The support from outside the district was just as encouraging. I loved receiving messages of “I wish I could vote for you” and “I’m not in your district, but am telling all my friends who are to vote for you”…so much positive energy!
That’s how I’ve remained during my entire campaign – positive. It’s what I am – a positive person. When my opponent’s supporters took the low road in campaign messaging, I didn’t let it get me down. In fact, I found humor in the fact that one negative postcard misspelled my name. Seriously. If you’re gonna try to bring me down, at least spell my name correctly!
I’ve enjoyed every meeting, every phone call, every email correspondence. Listening is a skill I excel at. Although I can talk and talk, it’s listening that I enjoy the most. Thank you for taking the time to listen to my story, but for sharing yours as well.
I am honored to have received endorsements from many outstanding organizations. And these aren’t just willy-nilly endorsements, I had to go through a screening process – completing surveys, phone and in-person interviews – so that these organizations could be assured that they were supporting the best candidate. Turns out, it’s me!!