We want to THANK all of you who believed in us, or more importantly, share the belief that people deserve a chance to succeed and prosper in this world, whether born rich or poor. Thank you for believing that every person deserves equal rights, regardless of race, gender, where you live, or whom you love.
Thank you for believing that children deserve an amazing education, and the opportunity to achieve their dreams, not shuttered schools which rob children and students of opportunity in life.
Jess and I want to thank everyone from every corner of this state who shared ideas, solutions, and thoughts with us. Mayors. School Superintendents. Mental Health advocates. People from every walk of life.
We were lucky to have a staff and volunteers and donors, including small donors who contributed more than they could likely afford, who helped because they want a better state for their neighbors. And so many kind supporters who spoke to us, shared ideas, and who we never had the fortune to meet.
I’m lucky to have Kelly, who put her life on hold for 15 months so we could try to make people’s lives better. And I was lucky to have a running mate who quit her job as teacher to make this a more just state. And we were lucky to have Jess’ family, and husband Ed who also had to put so much of his free time on hold.
Voters have spoken, and it will be a very steep, unlikely climb for remaining absentee and early vote ballots to change the current result. Possible but unlikely. On a bright note, we’ll hopefully soon have an amazing new Congresswoman who’ll stand up to protect all our you, and our fish from Outside special interests. That will be a blessing for all of us.
It’s an honor to be your neighbor and ally as we march this state forward together, in our own ways.
Peace. Thank you. Quyana. Chin’an. Gunalcheesch. Quyanaqpuk,
Les and Jessica.