To the Editor:
I would like to thank the voters for the support and kindness you have shown to me and my family throughout this campaign.
Although we did not win this race, the work was never about one race. It is about something more than a state Senate seat and any one candidate. It is about building a better future for all of us.
We knew this would be a tough one to win, but we put forth a platform of pragmatic and achievable ideas and believed we could move our district forward for the better.
I saw that spark of hope for progress in supporters of all ages, races and genders. It was inspiring and allowed me to champion your hopes. Your optimism and faith in what America can be, compassionate, empathetic and full of drive and determination to succeed, sustained me throughout this campaign.
I want to extend a special thanks to my campaign team; people who took time out of their lives, for months, to work hard for the people of the 32nd District. Your work was not in vain, and the support of everyone who honored me with their vote was not in vain either.
Building a brighter and better future takes time and often suffers setbacks. It is what we do moving forward that determines whether we will truly succeed.
Again, with humility and gratitude, thank you for your support. Keep up the good fight. As for me? I will continue to work to make my home state of Connecticut a better place to live for all.
Jeffrey V. Desmarais