November 7, 2019
Dear Supporters and Friends,
I do not have the words to express my gratitude for all that you have done to support me, my campaign and my team over the past 16 months. You invited us into your homes, shared your ideas and most importantly you shared your time with us.
On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, after a very hard-fought campaign, the voter’s desires were heard. I talked to Indya that evening and commended her on a civil and respectful campaign process and I will once again take this opportunity to offer her my sincere congratulations and best wishes.
My family has been a rock through this entire process. As I told my nieces and nephews that evening as the unfavorable results came in, sometimes you lose and sometimes you win. Neither will define who we are. I don’t see the outcome of this election as rejection. My only regret is that I will not be able to share, and work to implement our vision for the city I love.
To my amazing campaign team, I want to express my praise and my undying gratitude. From the beginning we promised to leave nothing on the field, and I think we did everything we could. Your hard work is why we were able to achieve all that we did, and I want you to know that the outcome of the election in no way reflects on your efforts.
Throughout the campaign I said many times that Knoxville is a city with endless potential. I love this city and its people with all my heart and because of that, I will be cheering for Mayor-elect Kincannon’s success because I truly want what’s best for Knoxville. I hope that everyone will join me in this effort. Now is the time for us to come together and move our great city forward.
I will admit the past couple of days have been hard for me, but they’ve certainly been reflective. I don’t know what the future holds, but right now I want to take some time to relax and enjoy my friends and family. I will return to Prestige and support my team there and continue to honor our veterans through HonorAir Knoxville.
In closing, the Knoxville I know has a very big heart and we need to help keep it beating by being there for it, right here on the banks of the Tennessee River.
Thanks again for your support. I will be eternally grateful!