Now that the sprint is over and the whirlwind of Primary Day has come and gone, I’ve had a chance to reflect on this journey we’ve taken together. While the result wasn’t what we hoped for, thanks to you I have no regrets — only good memories, life-long lessons, and new relationships.

Together, we made an important impression upon the district about integrity, passion, and optimism. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to all of you who made that possible by supporting our campaign.

You gave hours of your own time, and fueled this people-powered campaign from start to finish. I’m truly humbled by your messages of support — both before and after Tuesday’s primary. Thank you for the phone banking and door knocking, for opening your homes to Meet & Greets (and for overnight stays!), for your financial contributions, and for your votes. I look forward to continuing the strong personal relationships I have been lucky enough to form with so many of you.

Together, we also made a crucial statement about unity. There were more than two hundred people at the Unity event, and it was clear to everyone who attended that we all will come together behind Tedra Cobb. It’ll take all of us working together to win new representation in November — and we must win because our future depends upon it. This race was and always will be about the North Country, and I personally will be looking to see how I can best support her campaign, and I ask that you each do the same.

I do not consider this the end of something but rather the beginning of a new chapter. You all helped me learn the value of public service in politics by sharing your personal stories and the stories of your communities. Having had this taste, I am looking forward to figuring out where to run again. The North Country has so much to give, and it would still be my great honor to serve you.

All the best to you and your families,

Emily