Thursday, June 25, 2020

Ritchie Torres - Thank you


I’m writing to you today incredibly humbled. While I’m not ready to declare victory just yet — there are still thousands of absentee ballots yet to be counted — what’s clear is that our progressive movement sent an unmistakable message Tuesday night.

While we wait for every vote to be counted, here’s what I can say: This doesn’t end with winning an election. It’s governing that matters.

I’m fighting to deliver results to the people of the South Bronx, and should the final results have me as the ultimate winner, it will be the honor of my life to represent this borough in Congress.

I want to thank you, everyone. This grassroots team has been the lifeblood of our campaign. Your support over the past year and change has made historic progress possible. Thank you for contributing your hard-earned money, for volunteering your time and energy, and for reading our emails to stay up-to-date. This campaign is yours, and hopefully I’ve made you proud.

I also want to thank my mother. My drive to be the best public servant I can be is rooted in the values she instilled in me at a young age. Without her, I wouldn’t be who I am today.

The South Bronx is full of mothers like mine — who have suffered, struggled, and sacrificed, all so her baby boy can have a better life than she did. The opportunity to represent and fight for her and other strong mothers across this borough is the culmination of her dream.

I can’t wait for what comes next. Thank you for everything, team!


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