Dear Friends and Supporters:

I was victorious in my race for Judge, First City Court, and I am writing to express my heartfelt thanks to each of you for your kind and generous support.  This was my first run for office, and I started with little more than the hope that 25 years of law practice and a willingness to work hard  would be enough to attract followers and, one after another, you joined my campaign-- you gave me money, time, encouragement and, ultimately, your precious vote.  A short letter—or an even longer  one-- could never express the indebtedness I feel to you , however I pledge that my work on the court will be guided by your wonderful spirit and my desire to always make you proud you chose to support me.  

Again, thank you so much.