I want to thank you for your support. I appreciate you emails, calls, letters, showing up for the debates, volunteering, your contributions, and your vote. When all the votes have been counted, nearly a thousand people will have supported my common sense, bi-partisan, and “Get the money out of politics” platform. This is amazing to me, since there was zero money spent on advertising or marketing.
I was naïve and started campaigning late but I feel that my supporters and I had the opportunity to show young people and others that democracy is a gift and something we all need to participate in; it is lack of participation that has gotten us into our current mess.
I liked the words of Jared Huffman, the leader of the pack of candidates and the presumptive next Congressman for the 2nd District, spoken after he won the primary: