Wow, what a night!
The thrill of victory is always sweeter when you know the agony of defeat. I am honored to have won the race to represent Howard County, District 9B, in the Maryland State Legislature.
This journey began more than a year ago and I am grateful to so many of who rolled up their sleeves and became an integral part of my campaign, and our big win last night:
Thank you to our amazing team - the countless hours of planning, vision, wisdom, and execution carried me - and us - to victory and I will be forever grateful. Special thanks to Jenn Cavey and Sean Ford for their daily work on this campaign.
To the many businesses that supported our campaign - by hosting events, publicly supporting me, I thank you.
To all those who put signs in your yards, knocked on doors, hosted house parties, amplified our message through social media, and donated to my campaign - you are truly the grassroots backbone that propelled us forward each and every day.
Thank you to my opponent, Bob Flanagan. Bob graciously called me last night to concede and we talked about getting together shortly to discuss his thoughts about historic Ellicott City.
As your representative in Annapolis I will do more to help strengthen our public school system, to protect our access to health insurance, to meet head on the challenges of opioid addiction and mental health services, and to safeguard our precious environment. I look forward to putting my experience to work for you on these and other challenges.
Thousands of conversations. Hundreds of volunteers. One community.
This is our victory - and our future. I look forward to taking action and forging a path of progress for our community, together.