To everyone in the community of Santa Barbara and beyond who helped, supported, contributed, and encouraged me to run, thank you for a wonderful experience.
I am proud of the hard-fought campaign we ran and am grateful to the voters who did put their faith in me. It is truly an honor to be trusted with someone’s vote. However, close (missed by 200 votes) only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, not in elections.
I wish to express my sincere congratulations to those who were elected to the position, a job very well done. You are all good people and deserving of the office.
I want to express the profound honor that I have felt to have served you all for eight years (two terms). It was a good run, and I am proud of the many positive accomplishments we, as a city and as a region, have made in that time.
Rest assured, however, that I will be seeing you all around town. I promise to remain involved in our community – how will develop over time.
Again, thank you to everyone involved for making this effort and my years of service a real joy.