With all precincts reporting and our team holding steady at a 1,001 vote lead, I have accepted the concession of my opponent and am proud to be your next Representative. I would like to thank current Representative Bruce Cutler for his service to the district and for a respectful, clean race.
This victory was never a guarantee, and it truly belongs to you, the voters of House District 44. You turned out in historic numbers -- over 50% of registered voters cast a ballot this year -- and that increased participation is an encouraging victory for all of us. Our government is better when everyone plays a part.
Thank you for the passion you hold for our shared community. One look at the vote report is all I need to see that this win would not have been possible without people from every corner of this district coming together in pursuit of a shared vision for their future. I look forward to hearing from you in the coming days, weeks, months, and years, and working together to continue building better communities.