I would like to thank the individuals who ran for office in our recent elections. I would also like to offer congratulations to the winners. It takes a great deal of courage to run for office. It's even harder to run for office again after losing once. That shows real commitment.
In that regard, I want to offer a special thanks to Stephanie Madsen for stepping up to the plate again. She's a great human being and would serve Juneau well. I hope the old adage "third time's a charm" is applied in her case.