Thank you to those who voted for me; you know who you are.
And, thanks to all those who came out and voted, period.
It is a sad commentary on our collective interest in self-government that so few make the effort to participate in our democracy.
Although it's been said before, those who step forward to run for office deserve deserve commendation.
As one who had uncomfortable competition in the race, I truly believe that such competition was not unwelcome. There may come a day for me when the discomfort will be underlined by my being pushed out the door. If that time arrives I hope to reflect not on the loss, but the privilege I had to serve my hometown in its pursuit of progress.
I look forward to the general election with the confidence that the City will be in good hands so long as caring, committed people run for office, and of equal importance, so long as caring, committed non-office holders stay engaged in the pursuit of progress.