What a great feeling last night to experience the thrill of victory, surrounded by friends and supporters, watching the national and statewide returns and sharing in one of the greatest turning points in American history!
I was so proud to be on the same ballot – and seeking re-election with such great people as President Barack Obama, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator-Elect Bill Monning, and Congresswoman Lois Capps.I congratulate all of them, as well as my colleagues on the City Council, Mayor Jan Marx and Dan Carpenter.
Lest anybody doubt the power of their individual vote, look at the margin between Democrat Ami Bera and incumbent Republican Congressman Dan Lungrent in Congressional District 7 in Sacramento County – 188 votes out of almost 180,000 cast! So far, Ami Bera is on top, and persoanlly I hope that it will stay that way as they recount the votes.
Again, many thanks to my supporters, my terrific campaign team, and the VOTERS of the City of San Luis Obispo. For now, it’s back to work – in fact, I just came back from a late Council meeting on Wednesday, and we have another scheduled for each of the next two Tuesdays!