Since last Tuesday’s Election, I’ve received numerous messages from my neighbors and well-wishers. I thought I should compile and acknowledge them in one post.
In response to all these kind and encouraging comments, all I can say – I’m humbled!!
Congratulations on running a hard race and doing a great job. I watched from afar and was very impressed. Although I know it didn’t turn out the way you had hoped, I’m sure you have made numerous friends and have grown tremendously during the process. I’ve found that there is nothing that teaches you more about yourself than an election campaign.
Keep fighting my friend!
Saqib Ali, Maryland State Delegate. http://SaqibAli.org
Thank you for your note and all the work you do in the community. You certainly gave us a run for our money! I look forward to continuing working with you through the NCPCA and through other community efforts.
Patrick Wojahn, College Park City Council member, District 1
You ran a great campaign and I would have loved working with you. Let me know when there are issues you’re interested in around College Park or how I can help you. I still consider (myself a) Kabir fan!
Marcus Afzali, College Park City Council member, District 4
You ran a strong, well-organized and well-supported campaign. Losing isn’t easy, but if you didn’t win, it wasn’t because of any lack of energy on your part. Take care.
Mark Shroder, Former Dist. 1 Council member and former NCPCA President
I think you did an amazing job with your campaign. You have great ideas and I really appreciate that you have a website/blog to discuss your thoughts and to receive input from others in your community. It’s good to know we have such thoughtful and caring neighbors. Don’t be discouraged by your loss, I hope to see you running again the next time around! Even though the campaign is over, please keep up with the blog. Take care! College Park Resident
Sorry about the outcome. But at least I got to know you better. Looking forward to working with you in the future. Best regards, College Park Resident
I wanted to let you know that it was a real pleasure to meet you and have a chance to talk to you during your recent campaign. I’m sorry the outcome was not as hoped for, but judging from the number of your campaign signs that I saw displayed it’s easy to see that many consider you a real asset to our community. It was very obvious to both Vicky and me that you are committed to keeping College Park a great place to live, and regardless of Tuesday’s results I wanted to thank you for being willing to serve as our councilman. College Park Resident
Thank you very much for your support of our efforts, and for your work to help make College Park a safer, cleaner and more pleasant place to live. District 1 was a really tough competition this year, and it was great working with you to bring environmental issues more into the public eye. As you said, this isn’t the end; we look forward to working with you again in the future!
Hilary Staver, UMD for Clean Energy
Finally a young man is doing the right thing which should have done years before.
During the race I was so proud of you! I thought to myself that his, and the life of his family will change forever. No more coming straight home from work and relaxing, but now constantly on the campaign trail. You took a leap that none of us I know thought to take, It took and showed true courage. You’ve been there from the beginning, and never wavered! You are our hero! This is only the beginning!
Ebyan, College Park Resident