Last week Pablo (Paul) Garcia called to congratulate me following the election. He is a professional, and calling me is a class act. I told him that I respect both him and his years of service to the city.
I wish to thank all of my friends and supporters who worked so hard to promote public safety as a priority in our city budget.
In closing, I would like to single out the members of the Sunnyside Police Officers Guild for their physical and moral courage. Not only do they place their lives on the line for us every day, but they took the unprecedented step of endorsing a candidate for city council this year. In addition to this, they carry on with their work, displaying the highest degree of professional dedication to the citizens they serve. By their actions, they have shown the high moral caliber of the members of their organization.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to become informed on the issues, and cast a vote in the election. Whether you voted for me, or for Pablo (Paul), you cast a vote for Sunnyside. As an elected official, I intend to listen to all points of view.
/s/ Jason R. Raines, Sunnyside