Thank you. It’s been an amazing journey.

On May 7, Northwest Denver voters made their voices heard. Together, we pulled off an amazing third place in the District 1 City Council race with 2,470 votes, or 13% of the ballots cast. And we did it with zero special interest money or political party support.

No candidate garnered more than 50% of the vote, which means the top two candidates — Amanda Sandoval (31%) and Mike Somma (17%) — will face off for the Council seat in the June 4 runoff.

There aren’t words enough to thank you for all you’ve done to support and encourage me on this journey to represent the people of Northwest Denver on City Council. Just four months ago, we set out with the belief that, when we work together, we build a brighter future for all of us.

Your efforts — gathering petition signatures, donating, making phone calls, hosting meet and greets, attending candidate forums, talking with neighbors and sharing on social media, making calls and knocking doors — contributed much to this campaign. You helped me propose policies that would prioritize smart growth, a strong economy, and safe, healthy and welcoming neighborhoods — for all of us.

Most of all, you helped amplify the sentiment that we want to live in a community where we come together and create connections that help us problem solve. While we didn’t make it to the runoff, I believe our message was important and it was heard. Thank you so much for the opportunity. I am truly honored and humbled.

I also want to thank the other candidates in this race, whom I truly believe have Northwest Denver’s best interests at heart. As opponents, we have worked together, we have listened to one another, we have learned from each other, and we were all better candidates in the end because of it. I hope they will all stay involved because our community needs people with big hearts and big ideas, and who are willing to work hard to make a difference.

Likewise, I hope you will stay involved, make sure the remaining two candidates vying for your support hear your concerns, and be sure to vote in the runoff June 4.

I am so proud to be part of this community, so grateful for your support, and you have my word that my commitment to Northwest Denver is unwavering.

With deepest appreciation,