Last night’s election result was disappointing, to be sure. However, I want to congratulate Councilmember Juarez and Ann Sattler for going on to the general election. Councilmember Juarez has fought as best she could for District 5 and the City. She is a committed public servant and cares deeply about the poorest among us. Ann Sattler ran an effective campaign and proved to be a very adept and engaging campaigner. She rightly demands stronger action on homelessness and related issues. It will be a tough fought race. At this time, I don’t intend to make a formal endorsement.
I want to thank each and every one of you for the support you gave my campaign! Our call for responsive, engaged leadership will remain relevant for the rest of the race and the term of office for the eventual winner. I will continue to advocate for District 5's communities and for effective action addressing both the drug crisis and the housing crisis in this City.
I have no regrets for having taken on this race. Even though the result was not what we hoped for, I hope you have no regrets, either, for having given it our best effort. I deeply appreciate the time and passion so many of you invested in my campaign. I will never forget that and will always be deeply grateful for everything you did to help.
In the coming days, I would ask that anyone who placed a yard sign in a public space, or on the side of a main road, please either let us know where it is or take it down. If the sign is on your property, you may do with it what you will. Who knows, it might come in handy in 2023!
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