I want to express my heart-felt appreciation to you and everyone who made our unprecedented election victory possible.
I am humbled by the results.
We made history — topping the polls with several thousand more votes than any other candidate for municipal office has ever received in the City of Victoria — more than 14,700 votes.
Our support extends to every corner of the community — with an inspiring and determined “ground campaign” that saw our volunteers knock on every door in Victoria nearly two times over, and more than 500 residents who proclaimed their support “for people and the planet” by proudly displaying a lawn sign in front of their home.
I owe this victory to you, and to my family and friends who’ve supported me.
Now, we must continue to work together to ensure that social justice, ecological responsibility and good government are applied to every decision at Victoria City Hall and the Capital Regional District.
We have a new mayor, new councillors and new regional directors. I am committed to working with them and continuing to stand up for the principles we all believe in. Your ongoing role as an active, engaged citizen is essential to building a community and world we can be proud of.