Where to begin.
For starters – thank-you to every single friend, family member and resident who has given me support over the last 7 months (yeah, I’ve needed that much help and time :D). I would try to name each and every person, but I’d forget someone and feel horrible about it, so I’ll cop out and do it as a group – you are awesome, and I never could have had such a good day yesterday without you. A million times over, thank-you.
To the folks who trusted me enough to give me your vote – thank-you for that trust. I will do everything in my power over the next 4 years to validate the decision you made. I’ve been told a few times over the last few months that I’m going to have to be pretty hard-headed to effect the change we want at City Hall – I promise to be exactly that in winning over others to the vision we share about where St. Catharines has to go.
And to those who chose a candidate other than myself – thank-you for getting involved. When you think I’m on the wrong track, let me know. If there’s anything I truly enjoy, it’s a debate, and my opinion is always ‘swayable’ in the face of new information. I hope that, over the course of the next 4 years, I can find common ground with all residents in the ward. I aim to represent every person in St. Patrick’s to the best of my ability, and I want – and need – your opinion to do my job properly.
Time to get to work.