The statewide election results gave me hope that we will move North Carolina forward.
This recent election was always about putting people first and restoring the balance in our state government and delivering on a promise of prosperity that everyone deserves no matter what zip code you were born into. That promise includes fully funded public schools; access to affordable healthcare; protecting our drinking water from poisons like Gen X; and jobs that pay a wage that you can support a family and prosper.
Our community is a diverse community with people from all walks of life. I pray especially during these times that we all remember that friends and neighbors can have differing views and still be civil and love one another. I believe today, just like I did when I started our campaign, there are more things that unite us than divide us as a community. I believe we share many of the same hopes and goals for our community. I know we all want what is best for our children and their children. While this election showed that many people wanted a change in the direction of our state, I think it also provided us an opportunity to focus more on ways to help make those changes by working together and focusing our attention less on divisive rhetoric.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve each of you and represent your voice in the state senate. I ask you to hold me accountable and I pledge to you to always put the people first and to always remember who I represent.