Wrap up….

At this point, with 38 precincts reporting, it appears I’m headed for a solid 5th place. If the trend of a vote for Thorpe is a vote for Harrison continues, I imagine that by the end count I’ll still be out of the running. Of course, it isn’t over until it’s over – 45 of 45 reporting.

Win or lose, the campaign has been great. I’ve had an opportunity to express some ideas and viewpoints not generally found in our races. I’ve also had an opportunity to see some interesting character emerge in our candidate field.

I also made the unprecedented move of releasing all my financial and contributor information prior to the election. I hope this is something the current candidates will do ASAP and that the next slate of candidates will do as a matter of course.

To the 2005 SPCH endorsement class; Laurin and Mark, great top of the ticket. Jason, good experience for your next run. And thanks for all the Pit sits.

I’m sure there will some great post-analysis: Was turnout a factor? Did more money equal more votes? What was the role of all the signage?

That will all be interesting but in the end the Town will have spoken.

Thank you to all my supporters, the folk that voted for me and all the folk that turned out to vote on one of the loveliest election days I’ve ever experienced.

Finally, thanks to my great family – E. and Ellie. Without your support I would’ve never gotten as far as I have….

Goodnight folks, it has been a long day.






7 responses to “Wrap up….”

  1. Xan Gregg Avatar

    Good job, Will. I thought you ran a great campaign. Keep up the good work.

  2. Brian R. Avatar

    Absolutly! You campaigned like a pro. Please run again.

  3. Eric Muller Avatar

    Will, I was sorry–and surprised–to see that you didn’t make the Final Four. You ran an inspiring campaign.

    I enjoyed schmoozing with you yesterday morning outside the polls at Smith Middle, too.

  4. Administrator Avatar

    Eric, one of the highlights of the day was getting to smooze with you…

    It was definitely an interesting race – with some quite interesting lessons.

    An “inspiring” from you is incredible praise – thank you.

  5. Anton Zuiker Avatar


    Thanks for stepping up and offering your service – and your ideas, vision and passion – to the community. Sorry the votes didn’t tally your way, but I hope you find other ways to put your talents to the greater good. I’m glad to know you, and I look forward to finally having lunch with you. Next week?

  6. Alvin Phillips Avatar

    Will, I know the experience of placing your name on the ballot and tunning a very real campaign is life-changing. Always run again, you’ll do better next time.

    From your good Republican freind and supporter,


  7. Administrator Avatar

    Thanks Alvin. I know it’s a bit smaller than the bite you took but everyone has to start somewhere ;-)!

    I hope you’re thinking about visiting Chapel Hill for the Podcastercon or maybe even for next weeks Blogger Bash.

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