November 7, 2001
For those of you who supported our campaign
for mayor of Richmond with your time, your money, your endorsements,
your votes and your best wishes, I want to thank you.
I am proud of the way we ran our campaign. Placing second in a field of four experienced and well-known candidates in Richmondís most expensive mayoral race ever was gratifying, considering:
As you know, I will continue to serve on the City Council for two more years. I have personally loaned our campaign some $40,000. Additional contributions will be gladly accepted to help retire the debt.
Having run such a challenging campaign with so little help from established interests has been very liberating and has strengthened my bonds with the ordinary citizens of Richmond, 3,181 of which thought our vision was compelling.