After many evenings of campaign events, long weekends knocking doors and time sacrificed with my amazing, supportive wife and new daughter the campaign has come to an end. It was hard fought and I learned more in the last year about local politics than I had in my 36 years of life prior. While the outcome is not the one we desired I can look back and know that I put 100% of myself into this challenge. I have no regrets.
I am thankful for my friends, family and neighbors who championed my vision and were vocal proponents of our efforts. I appreciate each and every one of you for your support and help. I am especially thankful for those who made calls, knocked doors, came to events and donated your time or treasure to our efforts.
Even though the campaign is now over we must continue to work together and move Tampa forward! Personally, I will renew my commitment to strengthening our neighborhoods and will challenge myself to become a better servant leader. However, I look forward to extra time I will have with my family and can't wait for my wife and I to share with our daughter stories of what has been one of the hardest, yet best experiences of my life.
Thank you for being a part of my journey Tampa!