Well, the election has come and gone and I’m not on that train.
A lot of you have expressed condolences. But thanks. I don’t need them.
My life was great before I started that campaign, and my life is great now that it’s over.
But I’d like to thank all the people who supported my in my elective efforts. I’d like to thank everyone that contributed money to my campaign. (You know who you are, and if you have any doubts, you can read your name on my campaign finance reports.) I’d like to thank all the voters that supported me. Especially, I’d like to thank the people who contributed their time and energy to the campaign.
I’d like to thank Debbie Nathan, Xavier Miranda, and James Peinado for walking and talking to the voters on my behalf. (We’re going to miss you, Debbie. El Paso will be poorer without you.) I’d like to thank David Stout and Don Jose Rodriguez and Vanessa Johnson for waving signs at the polling stations on election day. Y’all added star power that I didn’t know I deserved.
Also, I’d like to extend special appreciation to Fernie G, who, during the campaign, worked as my chauffeur, bodyguard, and private pilot. Thank you, Fernie. You carried me. Thank you.
Even though I’m glad it’s over, I enjoyed campaigning. I enjoyed walking and talking to the voters in District 8. I enjoyed walking into all those apartment buildings that I had never entered before. I enjoyed all the little vignettes of daily living that I witnessed as I passed through the neighborhoods.
And now, I’ll enjoy the freedom of not having to do that. But I might do it anyway.
Even though I didn’t make the runoff, I’m not going away. I’ll be endorsing one of the two remaining candidates in the coming days, or, more likely, hours, so stay tuned.
Again, thank you.