While this election has been very tiring, and the last few weeks in particular have been particularly difficult for reasons I suspect you all know, I am still feeling grateful.
So many people contribute to making these elections happen: the voters who answer the door when we knock and turn out in large numbers on election day; the volunteers who help our campaigns because they care about the City and schools; and the kids and spouses of the candidates, who put up with absentees mothers and fathers on weekends.
I'd like to especially thank the people who help inform people and make the election itself happen. It's amazing how many hours groups like the League of Women Voters, the Village Preservation and Improvement Society, the Falls Church Republicans and Democrats, Citizens for a Better City, the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce, the PTAs and PTSAs, and individual bloggers and commentators put in. And on Tuesday, I'll be again impressed with the extensive efforts of the folks from the Registrar of Elections, the Board of Elections, and the volunteers who run the polls. That's democracy in action.
See you all on Tuesday!