What a great day we had on May 3. I am both proud of our successful campaign and humbled by such overwhelming results.
I am deeply grateful to all who supported me in whatever way they could throughout the campaign – volunteering to knock on doors, calling their friends and neighbors, donating funds, hosting and attending meet-and-greets, putting up yard signs, posting on social media, working the polls, giving rides on Election Day and, of course, voting.
Your help was the key. That’s why my election is also very much about you and the thousands of Norfolk citizens who supported me with their votes.
Thank you so much!
I also want to thank everyone who voted in the May 3 election, no matter who you voted for. You took the time to demonstrate your love for our city, your faith in our electoral system, your belief in the future, your desire to improve the quality of life for Norfolk residents, your respect for our democratic traditions, and your motivation to pass on your beliefs and values to future generations.
To all voters, thank you!
We ran a 100 percent positive campaign that emphasized bringing people together. And here we are! It worked!
My thanks also go to Sheriff Bob McCabe and City Council member Andy Protogyrou for their hard-fought campaigns, which also demonstrated their love for our hometown. We all want the best for Norfolk and for all our fellow citizens.
Thank you, too, to all the candidates who ran for seats on our City Council and School Board. Congratulations to Andria McClellan for winning in City Council Super Ward 6, Angelia Williams-Graves for being re-elected in City Council Super Ward 7, and to Noelle Gabriel and Rodney Jordan in our first elections for the School Board. I look forward to working with you and all members of our City Council and School Board.
Yes, winning this election – is something for all of us to celebrate.
Speaking of celebrations, please reserve time on your calendar for the July 1-3 weekend. Please watch for an announcement with more details.