It has been an incredible 13 months on the campaign trail. We should all take great pride in what we’ve accomplished. What I’m most proud of is all of you. Your generosity, passion, and wisdom fueled our incredible campaign network and inspired me. So many of you stepped up, and I never could have done this without your guidance and support. Thank you.
This political chapter ends here: we will not move on to the General Election to represent the great, beautiful 4th Assembly District. We advanced important conversations about the issues that matter most to communities across the district, informed by my service as mayor, decades of community volunteerism, and work in higher education at UC Davis.
We moved the debate towards sharper long-term policies for environmental protection, education, government finance, agriculture and open space. We stayed true to our values, creating new friends and alliances for all. As you might imagine, I have no regrets and you should not either. I remain humbled by the unexpected endorsements of the Sierra Club, California League of Conservation Voters, Leadership for a Clean Economy, Equality California and five of the district’s independent newspapers.
I offer all of you my deep appreciation. Thank you for every ounce of energy you put toward this campaign. The legacy of our ideas and values will guide all of us for years to come.