Hemingway wrote, "It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end."
This journey of ours began in the early days of February, and I am proud that we fought hard, every day, on behalf of the people of the 10th Assembly District.
While disappointed with the results, I am not disappointed in the least in the race that we ran, and how we ran it. It could not have been possible without the encouragement and support I have gotten from so many of you.
Whether you came to a fundraiser, displayed lawn signs, collected signatures, walked a district or made important Get Out The Vote phone calls, I have been privileged to wake up each morning knowing that I had earned your trust, and that we were working together for what we believe is right.
I learned a lot on this journey, I would not have traded this experience for anything in the world. I met so many hard-working, inspirational supporters. I hope I can continue to count you as a friend, and that you will consider me the same.
Tomorrow, I embark on a new journey as a community advocate. There are many of our neighbors who need someone strong to stand up for them and lead them through difficult times. I will continue to dedicate my life to helping those among us who face the greatest hardships and cry out for help.
Thank you again for all of your support and know that although this journey has met its end, a new one has just begun.