Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Thank You All
I will begin by saying thank you to my family, friends, staff, volunteers and of course the voters. We were pitted in a year when it was not lucky to be a Democrat, but I stood by this party because of my principles. I see this loss as a stepping stone to something greater, if not for me, but for someone to come.
I congratulate Lyle Larson for winning the seat as my new state representative and that of everyone in district 122. The people have spoken, and as a supporter of democracy, I accept their decision. I may not have been born in the U.S., but there are reasons why I stay here. Our ability to choose our leaders makes us free, and also holds our leaders accountable to us.
I may not have won today, but I'm still proud that I ran for this seat. It was an experience I will never forget. Perhaps with the guidance of God, I will be led to a better calling. I am still here, and I don't plan to go away. To all the people who helpled me, and to all the friends I made along the way, thank you and God bless you.