I feel very honored to have received such wonderful support from the voters of the Conejo Valley. As the most newly elected member of the CVUSD Board of Education, I promise to work hard on behalf of the students, teachers, staff and parents of our amazing community.
I would like to congratulate the other candidates on a great campaign. Through this process, I have had the opportunity to make many new friends and meet wonderful community members who selflessly work on behalf of our schools, students and families. I feel especially close to the other challengers in this campaign. Throughout this process, I have had the chance to get to know both Angie Simpson and Julie Freedman, and I have considered them primarily friends and colleagues, rather than opponents. We are truly blessed to live in such a great community.
Tonight's result was a team effort. There are so many people whose work made this all come together with a positive result. First of all, I would like to thank my husband and campaign manager, Craig, and my five children: Jessica, William, Anna, John and Lizzie. I could not have done this without their tireless support. I would also like to thank, in alphabetical order: John Andersen, Wayne Baldwin, Bart and Melodie Bennett, Jeanne and Stephen Bilson, Cheryl Bisera, Bob Bowen, Grant Brimhall, Andrea Bristol, Carrie-Lynn Busch, Bea Clemens, Gary Chaffee, Bruce Chantra, Gina Conti, Michelle and Tim Cooley, Joann Cordia, Melanie Cortes, Kay and Dennis Degenarro, Jim Doolan, Mike Dunn, Amy and Michael Eschenberg, Trisha Finn, David Fox, Peter Foy, John Fronefield, Becky Garrett, Eilene Green, Elise Haglund, Sandra Haglund, Rachelle and Trent Hamilton, Darby Hardisty, Marlo Harsuyker, Ryan Hatcher, Sheryl Henrickson, Jessica Henkel, Darin Henry, Tamara Howard, Tom and Tina Hunt, Becky Johnson, Kim and David Jones, Myron Jones, Joelle Mancuso, Elaine McKearn, Jennifer and George McLeod, Emily Mehlhoff, Ron and Karen Meyer, Rob McCoy, Marrianne and John Merrill, Sharon and Marvin Merrill, Diana Merville, Alan Munson, Kerry Nelson, Doug Nickles, Heidi and Todd Nielsen, Ruby Nygren, Diana and Garry Pace, Lindy and Josh Pace, Sheri Polisini, Angela Rockwood, Debbie Saunders, Bret Shellabarger, Barbara Sponsler, John Taylor, David and Katie Thayne, Carolyn Thorup, Jaime and Shawn Villalovos, Matt Waldman, Julie Woolley, Laura and Chad Wright and Don and Lee Yates.
Also, more than one hundred and thirty people made financial contributions to my campaign, and we could not have succeeded without their generosity and kindness.
Most of all, thank you to the voters of the Conejo Valley. I am honored to have your confidence and support and I will work hard to represent you well.