Serving the people of Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax has been one of the greatest honors of my life. For the past 12 years, I’ve had the chance to serve as an elected official in one of the most vibrant, diverse, civically engaged places in America. So much of what I’ve learned during my time both on city council and in Richmond has been because Alexandria and the 45th District are blessed with passionate, dedicated, and truly informed constituents. Thank you for all you’ve taught me.
As I begin a new chapter as a full-time small business owner and once again become a private citizen, I’m grateful for the opportunity to put our values into action by promoting a living wage, supporting local nonprofits, and giving people a second chance to get on their feet. I’m looking forward to finishing my term through January with a focus on early childhood education, then continuing to work with all of you through my business and as a community volunteer.
It will take years to say thank you to all the friends and family that have enabled my service and supported me over the years. You put up with the all-too-frequent requests to volunteer or donate and you helped build something incredible. I know our work together has left things a little better than we found them. I know we have more to do. And I know that our incoming Delegate-Elect, Mark Levine, will continue this work with passion and dedication and will be a tireless advocate for the 45th District and the values we share.
In the next month, I’ll be closing down my campaign accounts and website (though you are always encouraged to contact my district office if you have any questions or constituent issue I can help with).
Again, thank you for helping to build a community we can all be proud to call home. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve you and cannot wait to stand beside you as a fellow constituent and citizen.
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