Joined: 15 May 2004
Location: Oak Ridge, Tennessee
|Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 7:41 pm Post subject:
|Election Day is over, and the unofficial results are in. I came in second -- a strong second, but only the first-place candidate gets elected. Congratulations to Jane Miller on her election.
Jane Miller: 2,168 - 45% (In total, there were 4,807 votes for City Council candidates.)
Ellen Smith: 1,362 - 28%
*Jerry Kuhaida: 486 - 10%
Sam Childress: 404 - 8%
*Martin McBride: 223 - 5%
Art Shady: 164 - 3%
*Withdrew after the deadline to take names off the ballot.
Thanks to all the wonderful people who supported my campaign in many different ways. The second place finish is a disappointment, but this experience has helped in making new friends and forging some good connections within the Oak Ridge community -- and there will be another City election next year.