What a night! Throughout the city, there were plenty of exciting races between candidates — and Ward H was certainly one of them. I would like to congratulate all of the candidates in Ward H – Julie Davies-Jodoin, Mike Lanteigne and Nathan Ip. All of us contributed towards our democratic process — and we did it because we wanted to make a difference in Edmonton’s public schools. A big congratulations goes to Nathan and his successful campaign.
While so much about politics is about who wins or loses, I think the most important thing to consider is what we learn from the process. Although I’ve run in several elections in the past, this particular campaign reminded me once again that Edmontonians care — and they have an incredible passion for education. I feel fortunate to have met many engaged parents, students and community members during this process — thank you for giving me the time to share my thoughts about education, and to listen to your comments and concerns.
Of course, I would like to thank my supporters. To my team of volunteers – a small but mighty force! – thank you for giving so much of your time to our efforts. To our campaign donors – we couldn’t have come this far without your financial help. And to those who marked their ballot beside my name – I am honoured to have received that support. Although we did not succeed, we have much to be proud of, and I hope we continue to express our interest and passion for public education in other ways.
Thank you once again.