Winston Churchill once said that; “Success comes from the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.”
Despite enduring awful conditions over the past week in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Holmdel residents came out in droves yesterday and cast their vote in the national election.
My opponent Tom Critelli won the day along with a three-year term to the Holmdel Township Committee as a result.
I congratulate Tom and his running mate, Joe Ponisi, on their victories. I also commend them for running a clean campaign. Amid what was one of the most polarizing negative national elections in history, our relationship as neighbors took priority over party politics and should serve as the example of how elections are run rather than the exception.
While I was not successful in my first bid for office, I was inspired by the enthusiasm of my fellow Holmdel residents that turned out yesterday.
I am also encouraged by Mayor Impreveduto’s offer to sit down with me after the election to hear my ideas on improving Holmdel’s future.
Most importantly, I am eternally grateful to my campaign volunteers, friends and family, especially my wife, Renèe, for all of their support graciously given to me during this campaign.