After many selfless hours of devotion by each of you, the race is over. Although we did not achieve a victory, we can stand tall knowing our efforts were wholesome, genuine, and most of all, honorable!
I want to personally "Thank You" for believing in me enough to not only vote for me, but put your reputuation on the line by telling others who you thought would be the best Senator for your communities and futures. I am forever grateful to have shared with you this journey toward a better tomorrow for us!
It was a pleasure to once again give Franklin County a choice in their representation. It was equally rewarding to re-connect with many in Wake County. As I traveled the district, I found the reward of great people who embraced me and made me feel like their neighbor. I can tell you that the fine folks of the 18th District are a treasure that I will always desire to associate with!
From the depths of my soul, I stand before you today, a grateful man who has been personally touched by your kindness and encouragement. Until we see one another again, may God keep you and your family safe and happy!!