Although I lost, I felt something hopeful stir in me out there on the pavement talking to voters. It has been said we learn the truth about ourselves as we campaigned, and that is the absolute truth. I know that I cannot sit idly or quietly when I see injustice. I think Lee Kleinman is wrong about his approach to our first responders, and I will be watching this closely. They supported him moe than anyone when he first ran for office. Now he villanizes them.
I do feel that we changed his mind about some things: Lee Kleinman now opposes the Trinity Tollway, as he declared to a voter at Fretz Park in front of me and Sierra Club rep Richard Guldi. I know I love the city where I created and grew my family. I know that I love to connect with people, all people, on a deep level and that if I ever stop doing so, I will be dead. I want to engage always for change, and this was just my beginning.
Thanks to all of you who supported me. I feel like we were just getting started, and we were. More than any other district, we are a mixed bag of diversity and real estate, from the mansions of Preston Trails to the apartments along Spring Valley, a community that needs attention. And we have in our midst Midtown Mall, on its way to becoming the pride and joy of Dallas.
I am not going anywhere. I am staying right here, at CandyforDallas.com. We will continue to focus on District 11 in the coming months, and become a voice for change. I look forward to getting to know you all better.