Thank you, Strongsville.

First off, congratulations to Joe DeMio, Jim Carbone, and Matt Schonhut on their victories yesterday.

While I am disappointed by the outcome of yesterday’s council election, I remain humbled by the support the good people of Strongsville have shown me during the course of this campaign. I am encouraged by all of my interaction with people from across our city and am strengthened in my belief that not only is Strongsville a great place to live now, but that with a new vision and the right leadership, our city will remain a premier destination for families and business alike. Ours was a campaign built on positive, creative energy, and I am so proud that we were able to maintain this upbeat attitude from start to finish.

I would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped and supported the campaign, and would like to specifically thank my husband, Jason, for the sacrifices he made to support my run for City Council. I would also like to give special thanks to my son, Sawyer. Many of you met him while he was campaigning with me. This morning he asked me if he can help me next time.

So, with that in mind, while we were not victorious yesterday, we will continue to carry our message and vision forward that Strongsville should be a place where government is open to all of the people.

To this end, I have decided that I will seek appointment for the Ward 3 Council seat that was vacated by Councilman Carbone’s election to an At-Large seat, as I still believe that I can bring an important and needed voice to council. To those who voted for me, I am forever grateful for the trust you were willing to put in me, and I hope that, in the future, I will have an opportunity to serve you in building a greater Strongsville.

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