Many Many Thanks 27 June 2018

“Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

First, I want to say thank you. It is the honor of my life to have been part of this process. I came off of active duty orders October 1st and 7 months later I was part of the 2018 Maryland primary. In my mind that is just an awesome thing! My time in the Navy reserve has been exceptional and I am intensely proud of that service. I have had mentors at each stage of my career that have changed my life forever. They have helped me see those things that I would have never seen without their help. Additionally, I have done so much that without their help, I would simply have not had the chance. So, the 7,708 people that voted for me, please know that the work is not done, and we are far from finished. I know each of you gave great thought into your choice and believe me when I say that having earned your vote in this election demonstrates that our democracy if strong and we can make the change we seek. Please know that words can not truly express how much I appreciate your support

I want to congratulate Rikki, Lih, Marcia, Debbie, Jerry and Chelsea for running great races. I know each of you put your heart and soul into running for office and for many this was a first time to run. I know each of you made great personal sacrifices to be part of this storied democratic process. It is my hope that you stay engaged, look for ways to continue to make change and NEVER EVER shrink from a challenge like this, no matter the odds. I want to congratulate Senator Cardin on his continued success. He clearly has mastered this process and I am hopeful for his continued service to the great state of Maryland. You have spent the last 3 decades in service of this amazing country and has demonstrated what makes this country extraordinary. Thank you.

I also want to thank 8K or so followers on Twitter who tirelessly worked to get the message out, help to organize the protests and have become an amazing family. Many many thanks.

So the work continues and we look to develop solutions to the many issues we see. Thank you all so very much and we will keep pushing, keep working, keep driving for change and we will keep building. Many many blessings to you and your family.

We can. We must. We will.
All the best,
Erik

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