Well, it has been 10 days since I came up short in my pursuit of the Bergen County endorsement for 38th District Assembly. And while on the one hand, I feel like I’ve been thanking people non-stop ever since; on the other hand, I feel like I have barely begun to thank all the people who made my experience as a candidate so positive.
So, since I started my campaign with an announcement on Blue Jersey, I thought I’d say one big final thank you here to finish the campaign.
Thank you Blue Jersey!
Together with DFA, Garden State Equality, Paterson Grassroots for Change, BlueAmericaPAC, NJ Stonewall Dems, and of course the amazing Democrats for Hawthorne, your support throughout (and not just the incredibly successful Money Bomb) helped make the campaign the success that it was. And special thanks to the party leaders and elected officials who loudly supported me for the 38th District seat, and to those who quietly supported me in the 35th (bless you, you know who you are).
I am very proud of what we accomplished – our efforts were a victory for progressives in New Jersey and around the nation. We sent a clear message to incumbents everywhere that they will be held accountable for their votes and their conduct in office, and that progressives are up to that challenge. In that regard, the campaign was indeed a huge success, and I am forever grateful.
As a token of my appreciation, I want to invite you to a Thank You party next Tuesday, April 26th at 7:30 p.m. in Hawthorne. Whether you donated money, time, energy, or all of the above – please join us at 7:30p at the Llewellyn Ave. Firehouse, 10 Llewellyn Ave., Hawthorne, NJ. You’ll meet our campaign staff, our incredible Hawthorne Democrats, and members of our 38th District Legislative team for a fun evening of food, friends and celebration. Feel free to let us know you’re coming in the comments.
Now, it’s time to turn our attention to upcoming races around the state – School Board Elections next week, Primary Elections in many Districts, and ultimately the big prize in November, when we see just how “Democratic” this new map really turns out to be. And, importantly, how “Democratic” our elected democrats turn out to be (ahem, I think you know who you are too).
So, thank you again for the donations, the hours spent volunteering, and the words of advice – they did not go unnoticed. As they say, the cause endures. I plan to continue fighting for a stronger Democratic Party and a better New Jersey, and I’m counting on you to join me.