When the unofficial results of the Havre de Grace Election were announced last night, it was a very humbling experience. And I would be remiss if I didn't take this opportunity to personally thank the voters of Havre de Grace for their confidence in my ability to help shape the path forward for this great city we are all so proud to call home.
But as in any election, a candidate cannot do it all by himself. Therefore, I would like to thank the Mayor, all the members of the City Council and the City Staff for their advice, guidance, words of wisdom and unselfish support. You are all a class act. I would also like to personally thank OPAC and the Bulle Rock Civic League for providing the candidates with the opportunity to express our viewpoints and platform in public forums and to all those individuals who: 1) placed signs in their yard (and those who requested signs that I could not accommodate due to the limited supply); 2) volunteered to help to work the polls on election day; 3) spread the word about my credentials and commitment to this great community and 4) to The Aegis who printed my Letter to the Editor which was so instrumental in getting my reasons for running out to the community.
I would like to list each one individually, but elect not to do so for fear of inadvertently leaving someone out. However, I do have to personally thank my wife and best friend, Terri, who was not only my rock, but biggest supporter throughout this entire campaign. I couldn't have done it without her and it was because of her tireless efforts that I did in fact get reelected.
I look forward to this opportunity to continue to serve the citizens of this great community. But I recognize up front, it is not my seat, IT IS YOUR SEAT! And as I have said many times before, I do not profess to have all the answers. Therefore, I will not hesitate to solicit your input, listen to what you have to say, and when it comes to making a decision, vote to do the right thing, for all the right reasons. It will take a total team effort. Thanks again and remember, there is no one as smart as "all of us." Working together, we will undoubtedly "make a difference."
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