Thank you so very much for your support during my candidacy for Ward 2 Saint Paul City Council. It has been a remarkable journey and I am truly proud of what we accomplished together. I’m especially proud of all of my Ward 2 neighbors, those new to the process and those more seasoned. Together, we raised important issues and highlighted ways to build thriving neighborhoods in our city.
I sought the DFL endorsement for City Council and fully expected that one of the candidates would get that endorsement. I certainly hoped I’d be that candidate but was absolutely committed to support the endorsed candidate of my party. When the Ward 2 DFL convention ended without an endorsement, I had to step back, talk with family, friends and neighbors and carefully assess my plans. Although I know we could continue to build on the momentum we’ve had, I’ve come to the conclusion that without the DFL endorsement, I’m not prepared to go forward with my candidacy.
I am truly grateful for your encouragement and support. Along with you, I see great things for Saint Paul. I will continue my community work bringing neighbors, businesses and organizations together to build strong neighborhoods. At my core I share a sentiment expressed by Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Thank you again for your amazing support. It has been a wonderful journey and I look forward to continuing our work together. Please feel free to call me at 651-341-3188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to talk more.