Editor, Times-Union:
I wanted to write in to congratulate my friend and colleague David Cates for his winning of the nomination of the Republican Party for judge of Superior Court No.1. Also, I would like to compliment him and Steve Harris both on running campaigns that were informative, courteous and civil. Our time spent together at the various political functions always included healthy doses of warmth and good humor, and I have truly enjoyed getting to know Dave and Steve better.
In addition, I would like to express my very sincere appreciation to all of the good people who supported me during my campaign and on election day. Even though I did not receive the nomination that I had hoped for, I have been deeply moved by the outpouring of encouragement that I received. This campaign reminded me of how blessed I am to live in such an extraordinary county as ours. Also, I would like to encourage anyone considering political involvement to take the plunge and go for it. You may not always win, but either way you will most assuredly meet a lot of very nice folks and walk away with a deeper respect for the process, as I have.
Finally, I would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote, and I would like to wish much success to all of those who were nominated.
Chad Miner
Silver Lake