I would like to express my sincerest appreciation and deepest gratitude to all who supported my 7th district city council campaign. They assisted me from near and far by providing advice [and] donations, making phone calls, door knocking, hosting meet-and-greets, displaying my lawn signs and much more. They allowed me to contact them at any time, day or night, and always answered with guidance and words of encouragement when I needed them most.
It was indeed a tough contest, and the final tally is not in yet. Despite what the final count may ultimately reflect, I entered the race to make a difference in my community, and I gained much more than I ever expected. The friendships and connections I have made will last far beyond any term in office.
Many, many thanks to my wonderful supporters and those residents that believed in my candidacy and cast their valuable votes for me. I look forward to working with the new councilmember to make the 7th district the best district in Long Beach.