Thank you. Thank you to the countless volunteers and supporters of our campaign. Things didn’t go our way, but we should be proud of the campaign we ran. We stayed away from the negative and focused our energy on what we wanted to do in office. We talked about our plans and ideas for making Illinois a better and more prosperous state. We were clear about where we stood on the issues and weren’t afraid to take a stand.
We also ran this campaign without any outside influence. Yes, it was a Democratic campaign, but we ran on our terms. We took no money from the Democratic Party of Illinois, from PACs, unions, corporations, or special interests. It was a local campaign. Run from the district by people of the district. We came so close.
The greatest part of the campaign, however, was the camaraderie. I made so many new friends and strengthened ties with old friends. And I learned so much about the beautiful district in which we live including Elmhurst, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Westmont, Western Springs, Oak Brook, and Downers Grove.
Thank you all for the incredible journey. I wouldn’t change a thing. We’ve carved out a path for change, and it’s there for us to follow when we’re ready.