The election results are finally official. I won re-election to the San Francisco Board of Education for a second term with the most votes, over 80,000, out of 9 candidates for 3 seats! I could not have done this without all of your support. Thank you one and all!
Here's a look back at my campaign…
A year ago, I began visiting schools; my daughters' alma mater Rosa Parks Elementary School pictured above.
In the spring, I had a hot yellow Mustang convertible with lots of student volunteers in the Cherry Blossom Parade!
Also in April, my supporters joined me in my official campaign kick-off!
I had many helpers collect petition signatures!
Supporters canvassed crowds for the campaign.
We joined the SF Pride Parade in June!
We had a lovely Summer Sushi Fundraiser hosted by Angie Louie at the beautiful Hana Zen Restaurant.
At the Department of Elections when I submitted my nominations papers.
On the campaign trail…I completed 24 candidate questionnaires and attended dozens of club meetings to secure key endorsements. I had many, many friends help me along the way.
My September birthday was EXTRA special this year, hosted at Tai Truong's O3 Lounge & Grill.
We spent every weekend in October hand delivering campaign flyers to voters throughout San Francisco.
At long last, Election Day arrives. A final push at West Portal Station, followed by an Election Night Party featuring the exceptionally delicious fare of the San Panchos Taco Truck, operated by the Gonzalez Family.
None of this would have been possible without your continued support and friendship. I hope to have the chance to thank you in person soon. Special thanks to my superb campaign manager Chris Rankin, my meticulous campaign treasurer Van Okamura, and of course my extremely supportive family, Neal, Junko, & Izumi.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!
P.S. Stay tuned for a swearing-in date in early January. You are all invited!!!