November 8, 2023
I could not be more excited about the outcome of the mayoral race! It is a humbling experience to have secured the trust and support of so many Sandpoint residents. Thank you to every voter who helped make this day a reality! You did this and your voice was loud and clear.
Moving forward, I will be coordinating with the outgoing mayor to ensure that the transition occurs as smoothly as possible. I thank Mayor Rognstad for reaching out to me this morning to offer congratulations and his help as we move forward.
The work ahead is significant, maybe the greatest in the town's history. First and foremost is to rebuild trust in city hall through intentional and robust conversations, the review and adoption of the Comprehensive Plan, and capturing and applying the energy of voters as we plan our next steps.
I want to congratulate Kyle Schreiber, Deb Ruehle, and Pam Duquette on their victories. I sincerely look forward to rolling up our sleeves and getting busy with the important work ahead of us. In this effort, I know that we will draw heavily upon the experienced hands of Justin, Jason, and Joel. Their voices will help to guide and carry the load throughout the countless future hours of public debate and discussion.
Lastly, I want to pass along my admiration and respect to my opponents and other candidates who ran for City Council. Their love and passion for Sandpoint as well as those of their supporters showed and is a strong reminder of how much we all share as a community.