For those of you who haven't heard the news, yet: we won! Come next year, I will have the opportunity to serve you as a member of the Santa Rosa City Council.
I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone for making this such a wonderful experience over the past year. I want to thank the volunteers, who came out time and again and sacrificed countless weekends. I want to thank the campaign team for their guidance. I want to thank those who took the time to meet with me for coffee to give advice, and share experiences and ideas.
I also want to thank the other five highly qualified candidates who stepped up, put themselves out there, and ran incredibly respectful and positive campaigns. Every candidate had something beneficial to offer to the city, and I look forward to working with you all on the council and in the community.
Finally, I want to thank Ali for putting up with me for the past year, being my rock, a voice of reason, and my best friend.
My grandfather, who recently passed away, always told me, “Jack, your community is your family, and you always take care of your family.” Carrying his fire, I will always follow my heart when making tough decisions, and I will always strive to be someone who puts people first. I want to be your advocate, and I want to be the kind of leader that provides others with the tools they need to be leaders themselves. If I can ever help you achieve your goals, if you need someone to listen, or if you would like to offer advice, please reach out. My personal email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your confidence and support. I can't wait to collaborate with you!