Yesterday afternoon the Board of Elections concluded their recount of the Primary Election. The outcome did not change. While we ran a dynamic campaign that pushed the status quo . . . at the end we came up 77 votes short.
Last night I congratulated Marc Elrich on winning the Democratic nomination for County Executive. I encouraged Marc and offered my support to enhance critical programs such as early childhood education, affordable housing and access to healthcare, as well as pursuing initiatives to foster business growth. Our message clearly resonated with residents all across the County and I will remain engaged to ensure our voices are heard.
I also want to thank you again for your support and commitment over the past year. Together we ran an incredible campaign and we generated many innovative ideas to make Montgomery County an even better place to call home. I am proud and humbled by all the support I received and truly grateful for the many new friendships made along the way.
While no doubt we are disappointed in the outcome of the election, I suggest to you that this is not the end, but rather just the beginning of our journey together. Looking forward, let's continue to drive the conversation on the issues that matter most and support Democratic nominees across the state.