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Legislature candidate, 21, thanks voters for support in first campaign

Posted 7 November 2015 at 12:00 am

Editor:

A few days have passed since the election, and most of us that ran for office have had time to reflect. In terms of my race: Mr. Allport annihilated me, winning 66 percent to my 33 percent.

I am not completely discouraged or disappointed by the unofficial results2,244 voters put their trust in me, put their faith in me, and gave me a chance.

I just want to say thank you to those voters and everyone else that supported me throughout the campaign processspecifically Jeanne Crane, Gary Kent, Janice Grabowski and the entire Democratic Committee.

The committee demonstrated that they have faith in my generation by endorsing me and supporting me. They showed that they believe young adults are capable of standing up and being leaders in government.

I truly believe that this is another example of the Democratic Party being the party of the future. I am forever thankful for their support and the opportunity that they gave me. As always, I am PROUD to be a Democrat.

To Mr. Allport: I wish you the very best, and want to thank you for your many years of service to our county. The same goes to Mr. Callard, Mrs. Johnson, Mr. DeFilipps, Mr. Eick, Mr. DeRoller and Mr. Miller. I hope that you all serve and continue to serve with the best interest of the pubic at heart.

To my supporters: I am not sure what the future holds, or where life will take me. We can never truly predict those things. What I can promise you is that no matter where life takes me, or where I may end up; I will not be silenced, I will keep fighting, and I will continue to serve the public.

With Gratitude,

James White
Gaines