On Feb. 13, we lost a good friend in Charlie Norwood. Up until that point, for the past 20 years (on and off), I worked on congressional and gubernatorial campaigns with the thought that I would one day be a candidate myself. Upon hearing the news about Charlie, it hit me; "it's time."
After several discussions with several people, I was told that I am needed in Atlanta more than D.C., and thus the decision was made to seek Senate District 24 upon Jim Whitehead's resignation.
I wish to extend formal thanks to all of those who supported me during this campaign. Several friendships have been made in seven counties and this can only serve the people well. Even those who supported other candidates were cordial and supportive, and for this the process was served well. Bill Jackson, Brett McGuire, and Scott Nichols, gentlemen all, I thank you for your friendship and wisdom. Some very important issues and topics came from this campaign that I am confident Bill Jackson will take to Atlanta with him.
As of the present and unofficially, 681 votes were cast for me which means that 681 people chose to hire me to represent them in Atlanta. Although I fell extremely short of being hired, I am humbled that others cast their all-important vote for me. I encourage all to at this time stand by and pray for Sen.-elect Jackson and give him the same support and encouragement that was extended to me, Brett McGuire, Scott Nichols, and the write-in candidates.
Jackson has my full support and I am more than willing to join his team and serve the great people of Georgia's 24th Senate District. Although I intend to communicate with our soon-to-be senator about various issues, my door and phone is always available to him. I wish him a safe journey and pray that he overcomes all obstacles with ease while representing us with dignity and honor.
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