Thank you so much - for everything you've done - to elect me as the next City Councilwoman from the Upper West Side.
It's an honor to have this opportunity to represent our community - as it's been an honor to have your encouragement and support throughout the race.
Together, we built a campaign which succeeded because it was based on the idealism of people, the power of their ideas and the lift of their aspirations.
And because our efforts were centered on these principles, we've been able to unify the community after a competitive primary campaign: our vote total in the general election was the highest of any candidate running for City Council throughout New York City.
So, I'm proud of what we achieved together, grateful for the countless number of voters who stopped to have a conversation or express their opinion, and humbled by the hundreds of volunteers and supporters who helped drive this grassroots effort past the finish line.
I'd also like to commend the spirited and vigorous campaigns conducted by the other contenders for the Upper West Side council seat, in both the primary and general elections. This competition made for better campaigns, better candidates and - I believe - a better Councilwoman-elect, all of which benefits the residents of our community.
With the campaign completed, we look ahead and will remain laser-focused on addressing issues that have been at the core of our efforts: reducing overcrowding in and increasing funding for our public schools; expanding affordable housing; protecting the environment; and providing timely and meaningful help to people who need and deserve it.
I'm eager to start tackling these issues right away and meeting the high standards Upper West Siders have come to expect from their City Councilwomen!
As my team and I move into the next two months of transition, you can continue to reach us at AskHelen@HelenRosenthal.com and feel free to call us at (917) 746-7729. We also welcome you to continue visiting our website as we post new information about upcoming events, news about our future District Office, and much more.
Thank you again for your support. My door, both virtual and physical, is always open.