I wanted to take a shot gun approach to give an insight to how many of the candidates feel after election day. I went around via Facebook, made a few phone calls, and pulled quotes from the local papers and have placed them all below.
While this may not be a complete list, I thought it was worthy to share all the quotes in once place.
Assembly District 11
“We did It ! Thank You to our Team, Family, Friends and Volunteers. It has been an amazing experience and I can’t wait to represent Assembly District 11 and get to work. Thank You very much, Let’s do this,” said Jim Frazier.
State Senate, District 7
“I’m very happy. I love my job, despite its challenges,” said Mark DeSaulnier. “We’ll have to roll up our sleeves… This will be very tough.”
US Congress, District 9
This win feels great. I am so honored that the people I have represented for the last six years have given me the chance to keep making a difference in our community,” said Jerry McNerney!
“I feel really good that I’m going to be able to help develop (the council) as a team, and we will work to address the issues in the city,” Harper said. “It’s time to get to work in moving this city forward.” – Wade Harper
“I’m looking forward to the next four years and working as a team,” Rocha said. “With Wade coming in as mayor, we’re all going to have to figure out how to pick up Antioch and move forward.”
“I’m glad I’ll have an opportunity to put back some of the things that we had to take away during my first term,” said Rocha, speaking about the last few years of city budget and staffing cuts. —Mary Helen Rocha
“It still hasn’t sunk in yet, I am just so excited. This is surreal,” said Monica Wilson.
“I ran one heck of a campaign, and I thank all of my supporters. I ran hard for you and I will run harder as your City Council person,” Gene Clare said. “I promise to reward that trust by being an excellent City Council person.”
“The people have always made the right decision. The people have always treated myself and my family in the proper manner. I try to give my city 100 percent,” Taylor said. – Bob Taylor
Via Facebook, Erick Stonebarger put out the following message, “Thank you Brentwood for your support and confidence. A special thank you to family and friends through this process. I’m honored to represent you for the next 4 years. Cheers Erick”
“It just proves you can get in there without a bunch of donations or endorsements or bad-mouthing people,” said Hardcastle, a small-business owner. His platform was simple: Hardcastle says he respects people and their ideas. ” … and have an open ear — I listen well,” he said. – Doug Hardcaslte
“I really didn’t know what to expect because if you have any kind of savvy as far as politics, you know people around you are going to tell you how great you’re doing,” said Diane Burgis, the executive director of a local nonprofit environmental group.
“Thanks for making me #1 in your vote Oakley! Your vote ~ Your voice! Thank you!” said Hardcastle via Facebook.
“T H A N K Y O U doesn’t even begin to express what I want to say to all of my family & friends out there. My son’s and I have been so embraced with love, support, & encouragement. I am overwhelmed and humbled by all of you.” Said Burgis via Facebook.
Antioch School Board:
“The best part of waking up” is not Folgers in your cup; it’s great election news (finalized)! My 4 AM wakeup news!
Thanks to the voters of Antioch, parts of Oakley & Pittsburg (AUSD school district boundaries), I am a two-term trustee. I appreciate their confidence! Thank you to all my FB friends who supported me and shared their support with their FB friends. Social media is a wonderful addition to the voting process. Thank you to the voters who supported Measure B! Antioch High is getting a long overdue facelift!Huge thank you to the voters of California who cared about our students and voted for Prop 30! Mary Rocha continues to remain on the council (Ken’s her campaign manager). Great news all around. —Diane Gibson-Gray