Today I received a call from Robert Van Billiard; he wanted to congratulate me on winning the election and to thank me for running a good race. I thanked him for the same as well as his willingness to serve the citizens of Sunnyside, and encouraged him to apply the experience he gained from the campaign on one of the many citizen advisory boards and commissions the city has available.
I would like to thank Pablo (Paul) Garcia and Tom Gehlen for their years of service to our community; it has been an honor and a pleasure working with them on the Sunnyside City Council and I wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.
In that same vein, I would like to welcome Jason Raines and Craig Hicks to the City Council. The next four years promise to be exciting and challenging times for our city, and I am looking forward to working with them as well as the rest of my colleagues.
In closing, I would like to offer a special thanks to my family, friends and supporters, and, of course, you the voters of Sunnyside, for without your support and encouragement I would not have this opportunity to once again serve the citizens of our great city!
/s/ James A. Restucci, Sunnyside