Editors’s note: District 3 Supervisor posted this on his Facebook page:
“While final election results are yet to be released, the low voter turnout makes it statistically likely that my opponent Dan Miller will be District 3’s next representative on the Board of Supervisors. Mr. Miller campaigned on a platform of ‘community, connected, committed,’ a welcome maturity that promises to serve us well.
“It’s a big step up in responsibility. The role of Mayor versus Board is somewhat akin to being a quarterback versus being a NFL commissioner – one fights for one’s team, the other is tasked with maintaining a fair and transparent playing field for all teams.
“The job is not about playing favorites to friends and supporters but serving the whole community, a role Mr. Miller campaigned on and that I fervently hope he manifests. Government is at its best when it is far seeing and non-partisan, and not when it’s self-serving or benefiting the select few.
“I’m proud of my service to my district and the greater community, from creating new community compatible jobs, to assisting many regular folks with the challenges of day to day life by promptly returning phone calls and working with staff, to seeking Board decisions that reflect fairness and transparency while considering long term effects.
“The campaign required immense amounts of time but I learned what people truly care about. My supporters ranged from the very poor to the very wealthy and from all over the political spectrum. Rich or poor, liberal or conservative, folks unanimously expressed the importance of maintaining our small town quality of life, the number one value I will continue to fight for.
“I’m immensely proud and humbled by the hundreds of people who supported my campaign. I’m thankful for my campaign folks who spent countless volunteer hours installing signs, writing letters, tracking and promptly thanking supporters from all over the county, organizing dozens of volunteers for campaign events and who walked tirelessly with me door to door across the city. I’m thankful for those who helped craft my messages reflecting and affirming community – and my – values.
“We all love the very special place we call home. The challenge remains as to how best to build a strong, vibrant economy while preserving our small town quality of life. I look forward to Dan rising above some of his less far-sighted supporters and I will continue supporting efforts moving us into a smart, sustainable future.”