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Morning After the Election Message from the Chair

Morning After the Election Message from the Chair


I want to thank all of you…..for your votes, for helping us canvass, for making phone calls, for addressing post cards, for talking with your friends and neighbors, for putting up signs……for all of the things you have done to help with this election!  Working an election is a Team effort, always, and we in Leelanau are a tremendous Team!

Now comes the celebration and the sadness….Dems took the US House, so we will have a check on this President……Gretchen Whitmer, Dana Nessel and Jocelyn Benson will all be in Lansing reforming this state.  Megan Cavanaugh will fight for us on the Michigan Supreme Court.  Patricia Soutas-Little and Peachy Rentenbach were re elected to the Board of Commissioners, and Ty Wessel trounced all comers!  Marian Kromkowski will be an excellent Probate Judge. Ginna Woessner will represent us in the Glen Lake School Board.  Thank you, all of you, for running and being willing to serve!

Kathy Wiejaczka  worked a tremendous campaign.  She and Kent and Amanda worked tirelessly to win the 101st……a 150% commitment to represent us in Lansing.  THANK YOU, KATHY, for your spirit and your work!!   From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your unbelievable belief in the people of the 101st, and your willingness to serve us.  Unfortunately, O’Malley won this race.  We are slowly making inroads in the north, which has been solidly red for a long long time.  Thank you, too, to our own Amanda Elliott……who worked beside you so skillfully and with such heart.

Matt Morgan also showed unbelievable commitment in his work to go to Washington to represent us.  We are so sad this fine man won’t be in Washington to fight for us.  I hope he will run again……we sure would fight for him again.

We are so grateful to Lois Bahle and Julie Morris for being willing to work to represent us.  We needed them in the BoC……and they stepped forward and worked hard.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  Unfortunately, Bunek and Lautner prevailed.  

Thank you too to Garth Greenan……thank you for running for Road Commission, we thank you so much for being willing to serve. 

We are slowly making inroads here in the very red North.  We DO make a difference – we are slowly turning our County Blue…….too darned slowly it seems, but we need to remember how long this has been a solidly Red area – there are more and more of us all of the time, and we ARE making a difference!!

I cannot think of a more important endeavor than working to preserve our Democratic system for my/our grandchildren……thank you all for your work and for your heart.

Oh, and as for those signs, let’s get them down….and please recycle them!  We have hundreds of wires in storage already……

Gwenne Allgaier
Leelanau Democratic Party

P.O. Box 215
Empire, MI  49630
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