Thank you for Voting! Here’s the latest on the results…
Last Tuesday was a wonderful day with many good people going to the polls. Thank you for being the leaders in our community for voting and encouraging your friends to do likewise.
In short, Mayor Lewis and Councilwoman Daniels were re-elected and I will be going to a run off election in November. Here’s how it breaks out.
Although there still are a number of early and provisional ballots in Maricopa left to count, a few things seem certain.
First, John Lewis was re-elected as Mayor by a strong majority. I’m honored to have his endorsement and look forward to another four years of his leadership.
Second, Jenn Daniels also seems likely to have secured her re-election. I’m thrilled for Jenn. She has served Gilbert well and our Town will be better off by keeping this excellent public servant on the Town Council.
Congratulations to both great candidates!
In my race, we came in a strong second place with over 12,600 votes and counting. This is over 1,410 votes ahead of the next candidate. Still, this was about 700 hundred votes shy of the required 50% needed to lock in a seat in this election, but plenty of votes to continue into the run off election scheduled for November 2, 2012.
That means the VoteJaredTaylor.com signs stay up!
Yes, there is a slim chance that I could close the gap and lock a seat, but the probability is low. It is not certain how many of the uncounted ballots have votes for our race. We will hear the final numbers next week and I will communicate an update at that time.
Right now, I’m preparing for the November run off and continue to share the benefits of small governments that strengthen our small business environment and protect the individual liberties of each Gilbert resident.
I am honored and thankful for each of you who have supported me. Supporters of my opponent pushed a message of fear, religious bigotry, and big government. That’s not Gilbert. My campaign was a message of personal liberty and economic prosperity.
In the upcoming months, I’ll need your support once more to extend our positive message to each voter in Gilbert. This will be an exciting time. Thank you for your kind support and I look forward to another victory in November.