Primary Election Results

“Elections are a profound expression of our great republic and liberty. As Americans, we should never take for granted our freedom of self-determination. Running for elected office is very difficult and I have the joys and scars of a few election cycles. Anyone who puts themselves forward to be placed on a ballot will endure a tremendous stress on themselves, families, friends and business. I respect and thank everyone who participated in the process.

Campaigns provide an opportunity for candidates to share ideas and meet citizens. The experience is exciting and overwhelming. Sometimes and all too often, campaigns turn negative. It is unfortunate and typically occurs when heightened emotions become the focus. However, what binds us all together is the notion of serving other people and making a real difference. Similar to a family quarrel, we must heal our wounds quickly and move on together. After all, the goal of public service is just that — serving the public.

This Monday is Memorial Day when we remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for each of us. Let’s honor their memory by moving forward together in unity and serving others joyfully. Let freedom ring.”