Thanks to you, on Election Night our campaign secured enough votes to win outright! I simply can’t express how grateful I am for your support.
We defeated the runner-up, Emily Fritz, by more than 17 percentage points: 50.4% to 33.3%! And since we garnered a majority of the votes cast, we avoided a run-off election. Our margin of victory for the majority was razor thin -- just 69 votes out of 16,328 votes cast in County District 3.
That means that every single thing you did made a difference! Your vote. Your conversations about my candidacy with friends, family, and co-workers. Your sign-waving on Election Day. Your campaign donation, whether it was $250 or $5. Our margin for the majority is so thin that if just one of these things hadn’t taken place, we probably would have needed a run-off election.
In fact, the margin is so close that a recount will likely be conducted within the next couple of days. I have confidence in the Leon County Supervisor of Elections office, and I welcome a recount if one is required. I do not expect the results to change.
Thank you for believing in me and trusting me to represent the interests of Leon County's residents. While sign-waving at polling places on Election Day, I was humbled by voters who stopped to say that they'd voted for me and expected me to "make it count".
My commitment to them, and to you, is to "make it count". I will conduct myself with the highest integrity and will be dedicated to improving the lives of those in District 3 and throughout Leon County. We have a lot of work to do -- reducing crime, increasing economic opportunity and restoring confidence in local government -- and I’m eager to get started.
With this in mind, over the next couple of months I'll be holding "mobile office hours" in various locations around District 3 to hear from residents about their priorities and generate new ideas for moving forward. Please stay tuned to my Facebook page for specific information about those events, and feel free to contact me at Rick@RickMinor.com if you have any questions!
Thank you, again, for putting your faith in me -- I will work every day to make you proud!
All the best,