Let me first say congratulations to Kate Matthews and Dave Mills, a man I greatly admire. You both ran great campaigns, as did Terry and I. The voters who came out spoke, and you two are the voices that will be representing our district and our city for the next two years. We all ran clean campaigns, and made sure the focus was on the issues, which I am very proud to say.
I’d be remiss to say I’m not disappointed with the loss, but this is not the end of my story. Rather, this is very much just the beginning for me. Over the next two years I plan to contribute in many ways, offering ideas, opinions and my feedback while fielding the citizens’ questions and guiding them to the right sources. I hope to be appointed to some of the city boards as well, furthering my education and understanding of our city government, while offering a different perspective in hopes of bettering
Thank you to everyone who supported my campaign, my family, girlfriend, friends and new friends that I have met over the past eight months. Thank you to everyone, from all across the city on all sides of the political spectrum who supported me. I hope to be representing you all some day in the future.
In closing, this experience has been great for me, despite the loss. I still feel like a winner for the amount of progress I made as a 22 year-old newcomer. For those of you who didn’t vote for me, I hope to get to know you and show you that I can be a positive leader for
Good luck to all the elected officials, and God bless
Derek A Czenczelewski
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