In the two weeks since Election Day, I’ve been humbled and overwhelmed by the warmth and support I’ve received from people all across Northwest Michigan and beyond. I’m confident that the vision we share for tomorrow’s Michigan is ultimately the right one, and I’m looking forward to continuing to work together to deliver on Michigan’s promise.
To those who gave so much of themselves – their time, their financial support, their ideas – thank you. I could not have done it without you.
Thank you as well to families across this district who welcomed me into their homes when I showed up on their doorsteps. Many of the ideas on which this campaign was based, as well as the motivation for the work I did in Lansing, came out of these conversations. The connections I formed with strangers willing to take a few minutes out of their busy lives to share their ideas on how to make Michigan a state they can be proud to pass on to their children and grandchildren was a constant source of inspiration, and a reminder that it takes all of us to make our democracy work.
Finally, thank you to the voters of this district for putting their your in me as your State Representative. Over the past two years I’ve worked hard to make sure your voices were heard in Lansing, to deliver results on the issues that matter most, and to make state government more efficient, more effective, and more accountable to the people it serves. While there is always more work to be done, I think we moved the ball forward on each of these challenges.
Thank you for allowing me the great privilege to serve as your representative in the Michigan House. It’s an honor I’ll never forget.