The DFL City Convention is over and we have four candidates to support through November: Chris Coleman for mayor and Jean O’Connell, Chue Vue, and John Brodrick for school board.
As a first time candidate and a political newbie to St. Paul politics, I am deeply touched and impressed by the level of support I have received from you and our community during my campaign. We worked together stuffing envelopes, phone banked, stay up long hours, had many conversations and developed some great new friendships. We began to build bridges and a new sense of community. We became Team Sarah. I am so proud and honored to have gotten to know so many new faces and listen to your stories. Thank you for your generosity and your support.
Team Sarah has only just begun. While I was giving my consolation speech on Saturday I saw a lot of emotion from my supporters and my team. I saw tears, I saw sad faces and I saw general disappointment. However, I am not at all discouraged. I am thrilled that I came so close to being a DFL endorsed candidate, not bad for this political newbie. I didn’t do that by myself. We did it together. And next time we will make it a landslide victory!
Your voice matters in our city and to me. Together we can move our city and our schools forward. We MUST work together to make progress. While I have not received the DFL endorsement this time round, my commitment and passion has not been dampened. I will continue to be involved. I will continue to build bridges and engage the community. I will run again. I love my city, our city. Please stay in touch. We must continue the dialogue we have begun.
Once again, I thank you for all of your support and passion.
P.S. My work has only just begun. Please consider sending a donation to The Lechowich Campaign Coalition today! (http://sarahlechowich.org/donate/)