Soon after Election Day comes Thanksgiving and as always I have much to be grateful for. This year some public thanks are also necessary.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Goleta City Council election—to the organizations that sent questionnaires and held forums to inform the public, to everyone who attended forums, community meetings, coffees and who welcomed me as I went door-to-door to hear what people want for Goleta, to the organizations and individuals who endorsed me, to the media for covering the candidates and issues, and especially to every person who voted to decide who should serve Goleta.
I thank my campaign coordinator Gina Fischer, my treasurer Bob Wignot and every individual who advised, supported and walked for me. I am grateful to each person who contributed, with as little as $10 and some much more, to help me get my views in front of the voters.
Most of all I thank my family—my husband Peter and his parents, Jean and Jim, who were indescribably patient and supportive and my daughters Kirsten and Kaycie who I hope see my candidacy as another example of all that is possible in this day and age for both men and women.
Ultimately, I know that the best way to show my thanks is to live up to my campaign commitment to keep Goleta the “Good Land” in the face of the changes and challenges ahead. As Goleta’s newest city councilmember, I intend to do just that.