Dear Hilton Head Island residents, thank you for your support of my candidacy for mayor. It has been a pleasure and a great learning experience to get involved in our community this way and to get to know so many new people. Thank you for getting involved and coming out to vote.
The result of the vote is an overwhelming mandate for change. Four challengers totaled 57.5 percent of the vote compared to the incumbent's 42.5 percent. This outcome reflects the mission of my campaign and platform -- a new direction for a better future, away from the status quo. Voters have clearly expressed their disdain for elected officials who use their public office for personal gain and that of their donors and friends.
With our support and continued involvement, the goal to create sustainable excellence in our community and a bright future for future generations can be achieved. We need to continue to voice our desires at community forums over the next couple of weeks. We need to talk to our friends and neighbors about the shift, and we need to get the voters for change to the polls on Nov. 18.
I'm looking forward to a greater community, together with all of you.
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