To all the people in Edgecombe and Martin Counties who voted for both me and Shelly Willingham … Thank you for voting. Thank you for being responsible and involved.
It was a great experience and I am glad that I made the effort.
I have been awed by the support and love that so many have shared with me over the past four and one half months.
It was a close race and the numbers prove that I received a substantial number of votes from both the white and black communities. That gives me a great deal of satisfaction and comfort that we are moving in the right direction.
I am particularly heartened by the number of Hispanic and young voters who voted in this election. We need to find ways to engage new voters.
The political process is a game and does not require that the loser or the winner should be vilified. I hope we can all come together and support Mr. Shelly Willingham over the next two years as he serves the people of Edgecombe and Martin Counties.
Again, thanks to all.