Paul sent this e-mail to his supporters this evening. I just wanted to share it with everyone else because he is such a nice young man, and Southeast Denver is lucky to call him our friend–if not our representative in the statehouse. At the end he asks for help in retiring some of his campaign debt, and I think he is deserving of the help of the community he tried so hard to help make a better place.
The voters have spoken, and my rival Joe Miklosi was elected the nominee for the Democratic Party for State Representative in District 9. With the challenges our State faces, Joe will have his work cut out for him after he defeats his Republican opponent in November, and I wish him well.
The race had some lighthearted moments, like when two girls told me I looked like Smokey the Bear in my brown hat. That humor and your support and encouragement kept me going through this long, difficult, and sometimes bitter endeavor. Without dwelling on the issue, I can tell you how disgusted I am the role money plays in elections-that’s why I took my stand not to take PAC money. I am honored and humbled, though, that 1,983 of the 4,741 citizens who voted supported my message and candidacy. For me, this was never about putting the words “State Representative” in front of my name. Rather, it was about what those words could do to make the lives of people better.
I gave it my all.
I would like to thank you, the People for Paul. You gave me your votes, time, effort, and money, sometimes literally whatever change you had in your pockets. You believed in me. I will never forget you. Never. For now, I am taking some time to reflect on this effort I undertook and what options I have for the future. Your thoughts and suggestions are welcome.
Keep in touch. Thank you so very much.
P.S. Unfortunately, I have some campaign debts outstanding, so anything you are able to give would be most helpful to pay them off. Thank you.
8500 E. Jefferson Avenue, #18G
Denver, CO 80237