I can only say thank you to everyone who supported me during the entire journey.
Thank you first to Terry, Sunday, Patrick, Shae and Dylan – the “front-line” family support. Noteworthy, Patrick developed our entire election strategy – and he created all of our print pieces, which can only be described as worthy of an award. It was a wonderful way to educate the community as to who I am and what I want to do as mayor.
Then, I must thank our great Congresswomen – Maxine Waters and Janice Hahn – for their encouragement and support. Next is California Assembly Members Al Muratsuchi and Isadore Hall who provided guidance all along the way.
Special thanks to former Torrance Councilwoman Maureen O’Donnell for all of the direction, support and encouragement she provided – any time I needed it. I also have to give thanks for all of the elected officials from neighboring cities – near and far – for helping us in the campaign.
Many thanks to the Torrance Municipal Employees, Torrance Police Officers and Torrance Firefighters Associations for their support and field work that made it happen. I also have to give thanks to all of the businesses – large and small and organized labor unions who provided support, encouragement and much-needed manpower.
And, I will never forget the many long-time friends, new friends, students and neighbors I met along the trail who gave so many hours of their time to the campaign – walking precincts, delivering lawn signs, talking to constituents and phone-banking. It was a great team effort that made this journey successful.
I share this victory with all of you. Thank you very much.
Lastly, I have to thank the voters of Torrance who elected me as the next mayor of our great city. I am overwhelmed and humbled to know that so many people believe in my message and support my effort. And, I look forward to serving you by keeping Torrance Moving in the Right Direction!