As we come to the end of our campaign, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on this experience and thank those who have supported me.
To be able to represent your hometown is a true privilege. As we look forward to tomorrow’s results, I want to thank the people of Sault Ste. Marie for their kindness and their support. Running for office is difficult, but incredibly rewarding.
I cannot understate how much I appreciate being given the opportunity to represent the community that I love. Thank you.
I decided to run because of a love for this city and a concern for our province. I want to see Sault Ste. Marie at its best. I believed then, as I do now, that the key to that is progressive representation. Regardless of the result, I am proud of the campaign that I ran.
Over these past few weeks, I have had the chance to meet with many of you and speak with you about what our community should look like. It is a unique and humbling experience to have those conversations and hear what you want for Sault Ste. Marie.
From the beginning, I have been motivated by my vision for this community – one based in fairness, equality, and opportunity. To be able to share that vision with Sault Ste. Marie has been an extraordinary experience, and I want to express my thanks to the people that have made this possible.
In particular, I want to thank the volunteers and supporters of my campaign. Simply put, this could not happen without you. You have been with me to knock on doors, make phone calls, and cheer me on at debates. Your support means so much to me, and has made a huge difference to this campaign.
I would like to publicly thank Ron Irwin, our former Mayor and Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, for his mentorship, hard work, and dedication. It has been a honour to learn from him, and I consider him a true friend.
Tomorrow this campaign will end. Over the course of our debates you’ve heard why we need you to participate in our democratic process, especially young people. Now is your chance to make your voice heard.
As a voter, you have a choice to make when you head into the polling station tomorrow. That choice will impact our community for years to come. Let’s make sure that Sault Ste. Marie’s future is bright.