The following is by Kenny Boddye, who was nominated last night by Democrats to the Occoquan District (Prince William County) Board of Supervisors. Go Kenny, and let’s turn Prince William County totally blue!
Last night’s results are a testament to hard work, and proof that when our community rallies around a common purpose, we can accomplish anything. I want to thank everyone on my team – both staff and our volunteers – for sticking by me over the course of this journey so far. A campaign is only ever as good as the people who keep it going, and I have an embarrassment of riches in that department. I also want to thank all of the voters of the Occoquan District who turned out yesterday to make their voices heard; regardless of if they voted for us or not, I have the utmost respect for our friends and neighbors who exercise their sacred right to vote.
I also want to thank Aaron Edmond for stepping up to run. His outreach efforts to young people, the Latinx community and to women were admirable, and the energy he brought to our Primary Election Cycle was unmatched. The future does look good when we work together, and I look forward to working with him to expand services to our veteran community, addressing our funding deficiencies in our school system, and bringing affordable housing options to our community.
We now turn our attention toward the General Election and sharing our vision of a brighter future to a much broader set of voters. Securing the Democratic nomination was the first step, and we now have to build on the coalition we formed in the first half of this year in order to achieve victory on November 5th.