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Disappointing local results,
but stronger movement than ever!
Message from Mayor McLaughlin
November 24, 2012

Dear friends,

Dear friends,

The onslaught of 4 million dollars of corporate money on our local campaigns has impacted the election results here in Richmond.   Richmond City Council candidates Marilyn Langlois and Eduardo Martinez ran profoundly inspiring and heroic grassroots campaigns, but this level of corporate money proved too massive for us to overcome.  Measure N, the Soda Tax, sadly also did not prevail.

Although these results are disappointing, it will not stop the progressive movement in Richmond!

Let us remember:  Elections come and go, but every day we are building a larger and stronger progressive movement. In this election we had more volunteers giving more time than ever before. Volunteers from every corner of Richmond, representing every age, income, and race/ethnicity. Neighbors reaching out to neighbors. This growing corps of Richmond residents who are committed to grassroots democracy comprises the electorate and leaders of the future. Brick by brick. Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither will our better Richmond.

As your Mayor, I will continue to stand for a better Richmond and will not back down on my principles, values and vision in helping us steer toward that better future. 
A positive result of this local election was the re-election of Councilmember Tom Butt, who has shown himself to be a strong ally of our progressive movement.  Thank you, Tom, for your integrity and hard work! 
Lastly, I want to end by extending my congratulations to Nat Bates and Gary Bell.  I hope we will be able to work together on the City Council.  If we have to be on opposite sides of fights, so be it.  That is what will have to be.  


Gayle McLaughlin
Mayor, City of Richmond

Contact Information:

Gayle McLaughlin for Mayor 2010
PO Box 5284
Richmond CA 94805
Phone: (510) 237-1456

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