The preliminary vote count in our Party Officer Election is complete. The preliminary results for Chair show we’ve received 2,246 votes – or 67.77% of the total vote for Chair.
While we await the formal certification of these preliminary results at our upcoming Virtual State Convention, I wanted to share a couple of thoughts to close out the campaign.
Let me be the first to congratulate our incoming Statewide Officers and Regional Directors. I look forward to working with all of you to engage and empower 10 million California Democrats. There is a lot of work to do and I can’t wait to get started alongside all of you.
But, first, thank you.
Thank you to every Delegate who supported our campaign with your vote. And I’m grateful to every County Committee, Democratic Club, and labor and progressive organization who endorsed our campaign. I am truly honored and humbled by your support.
Thank you to every volunteer and contributor who supported our campaign with either time, talent or treasure. Thousands of calls, texts, and emails were an important part of sharing our vision for our Party. It simply would not have happened without all of you.
Thank you to my outstanding campaign team – all young, talented organizers – who executed a positive, disciplined and strategic campaign to connect with Delegates in all 80 Assembly Districts and across all 58 Counties. I’m so incredibly proud of you all.
And speaking of an outstanding team, literally, every day and night of the virtual campaign trail has been shared with my loving wife, Sandra. Thank you for your willingness to put up with me and the many twists and turns of yet another spirited campaign.
And last but certainly not least, thank you to every candidate who put their name forward and shared your vision for our Party. I know all of you will continue to uplift our collective democratic values both within our Party and in the communities you serve.
Whether you supported me, another candidate, or perhaps no candidate at all, this is YOUR Party. This is OUR Party. And it will take ALL of us to make it as great, as strong and as inclusive as it can possibly be.
I’m ready to get to work. And I hope you are, too. So, let’s get to work!