We provided voters a choice. A change in direction.
We did our best to spread a message of growth and optimism.
Ultimately, voters chose to keep heading down the same path.
Thank you for your help and support over the last nine months. Your donations and your efforts made the campaign what it was.
I want to honor the sacrifices made by my biggest supporters: My wife, Jan, our thirteen children, and my godson Charles Dobbs. They all endured privations, made great efforts that few will ever know or appreciate, spending themselves in a worthy cause. I am so proud of them all.
The whole team at Dick Black for State Senate was such a big help to us, especially the senator, Michelle, and Matt Staton. The Hollingshead family now joins the ranks of so many that admire the extended Black family's example of public service and seeks to emulate it.
This race--like our politics today--was beset by apathy and acrimony, but it has been my real pleasure to make new friends and see so many examples of real virtue.
A few of you gave what I know to be sacrificial gifts to this campaign, and I want you to know I will never forget your sacrifice and your friendship.