Voting is still days from ending when I submit this, but no matter the results, this is important to say - there are several people I want to thank for the help and support given during my campaign: It begins with the folks who knew the nuts-and-bolts of running for election and were so generous with their time - it would have been a catastrophe without you.
The very fit paraders who helped out on the 4th while I got to ride.
The cadre of friends who reached out to help raise donations - this was no small effort
The people who were persuaded to actually send in some money - thank you kind people.
The extraordinary friends who agreed to be pictured on election postcards.
The writers who said such kind words about me in the newspapers.
The more-than-I could-have-imagined people who have offered me their encouragement and support.
The wonderful people I listened to and talked with during the last few months - hearing thoughts about the job the Port has done and what their hopes for the future are. This has been invaluable and has been a lot of fun.
And finally, the voters - not just the ones voting for me but everyone. You are the glue that holds everything together.
To all these lovely people, Alayne and I give our undying thanks.