The race for me was long, beginning in March of 2019.
But it is over as of last night.
The votes have been counted and the results are in: by 1082 votes and representing nearly an 8-percentage point margin--I was victorious in last night's election.
I am humbled and extremely thankful that the citizens have re-elected me to another term on the Board of County Commissioners!
First and foremost, I thank God. I am so blessed and I am thankful to Him!
Next, I am thankful to my family--my wife Sally and our three children Tori, Nick, and Brandon. I'm thankful for all the support of my brother Gary, my sister-in-law Carissa, my nephews Alex and Ben, and my extended Marsh family in San Diego--Jeff and Gayle, Charlene and Tyler, Matthew and Rachel, Dylan, Jake, Charlie, and Ben.
There is nobody a candidate leans on more than family--I have a great family, they are supportive, and for this I am thankful.
I am also thankful for the many great friends I have in the community that are always there for me; It is incredibly difficult to do anything in politics without great friends that are there for you when you need them--and I am blessed to have a great network of friends in District 1 and throughout the county who stepped up, supported this campaign, helped to canvass, wrote checks, posted on social media, placed signs in their yards, and attended campaign events. It really takes a team to do these campaigns, and I am thankful for the team that stood behind me in this election.
So I am prepared to serve and will serve, if the Good Lord wills it, for the next 4 years and 3 months in this position as we continue to move forward and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic locally. And we have so many ongoing projects that we are working and challenges we will turn into opportunities for our citizens. I look forward to the years aheadn, and I am so thankful and grateful for the opportunity to serve--thanks to all who have made it possible.
Now, let's get to work together---there is lots to do!