Melissa and I want to thank every one of you that held signs, stuffed envelopes, donated, knocked on doors, introduced us to your friends and poured your heart and soul into this campaign. You all have a special place in our hearts and we’ll remain friends forever.
I’m certainly not dejected nor down from the results. I’ve been in many big professional and political battles over the years and I’m very comfortable with who I am. I still believe that I have a lot to offer the public sector regarding my professional and political skills in creating a more efficient, ethical, friendly and performance based government. The numbers didn’t go our way this time but I’m proud of the campaign we ran and the message that we delivered. I have no regrets!
Our message was heard and Beacon Hill still needs to attend to it, but this is not an easy message. As a professional in the field of efficiency management I know all too well that what we identify as fraud-waste-and-abuse is another person’s income. Add politics and seemingly unlimited funds from special interest groups into this problem and the cure becomes incredibly difficult and an endless battle.
Today I focus on my business and volunteer interests where my skills aren’t just valued, but are critical in achieving success based on performance, and creating a culture where all employed can excel. I am looking forward to getting reacquainted with Melissa and I’m very excited to get back to spending quality time with our girls Madelynn and Julia. Campaigning nights and weekends takes a toll on your family and getting back to them feels great!
Some get into politics to be something, others get into politics to do something. I’ll always be the latter.
All our love and appreciation,
Tom and Melissa