Thank you for voting!
We had amazing voter turnout here in Washington County and for that, we want to say thank you to each and every voter who turned in their ballot!
Democracies are a little bit like being on a bus where every passenger has one finger on the wheel, and all of the passengers have to work together to steer. When you choose to vote, you are saying that you care about the direction of our community and our country. Thank you for helping to steer our society towards a better future for all of us!
Thank you for working for change!
We also saw hundreds of volunteers get engaged with local campaigns during the May election. Local political campaigns are often low budget, grassroots efforts. And the winning difference is often made not by Big Money donations, but by how many volunteers a candidate can get to canvass and phone-bank on their behalf.
By choosing to donate your time to the candidates that you believe in, you are helping to elect people that embody your values. Thank you for working to create a government that is truly of the people, by the people and for the people! You got involved in the process, and that is what matters!
Thank you for running!
We especially want to thank all of the brave and hardworking Democrats who ran for a nonpartisan office or who ran in a Democratic primary! You made the truly exceptional choice to offer yourself as a candidate, and to try to make a difference for the people around you. Raising your hand to say: I will be the one. I will be the one to run the race and make a difference for the people around me. Each of you knew that no win is ever guaranteed, but you had the courage to step up anyway. That is a brave and noble deed, and we honor you for it.
Whether you won your race or not… Thank you! Thank you for driving important conversations about local issues. Thank you for getting the people around you fired up. Most of all, thank you for caring enough about your neighbors here in Washington County to work so hard on behalf of all of us.
For those of you who won your seat or advanced to the general election in November, CONGRATULATIONS! We can’t wait to support you in your next steps!