While we all wished for victory in Virginia’s 8th Congressional District for 2014, we still made history. With your support, we have succeeded beyond my wildest dreams to promote a new vision, a new voice and a new energy in the Republican Party.
Together, we have demonstrated that Republicans can be forward looking, inclusive and pragmatic problem solvers. We have redefined the political landscape as a contest for the best ideas. And we have proven that we are willing to tirelessly go anywhere, engage anyone, and take no one for granted.
I am grateful to have had this opportunity to represent my party. I believe one’s obligation is not to declare independence from family, rather to recognize and respect honest differences, and unify around common values. I am just as grateful to have fought for the hearts and minds of every voter in the 8th Congressional District. I have met some incredible people here. It has been, still is, and shall remain my home. As such, I want to assure you all that I will continue to promote great ideas that make the American Dream achievable for all. As Voltaire said, “nothing is as powerful as an idea who’s time has come.” Team Edmond hopes that we have made you proud and that you know this is not the end–only the beginning.
My humble thanks,