Two days later and I'm still a bit stunned. I really can't say how much it means to have won the election when all the candidates were qualified, passionate, and smart. We all worked so hard - I ran into James while door knocking one day, another day was probably running 30 minutes behind Scott. Overall, I think all the candidates have the same hope - that Hopkins residents and business owners can find ways to easily engage with the city, that they know what is happening in their home town and they can be heard if they have input.
I will be keeping my door open throughout my term. Feel free to call, email, or use the contact form to let me know if there's anything I can do.
Also, for posterity, here's the article the Sun Sailor wrote on election night. Thank you, James, for your kind words:
Katy Campbell (404 votes, 40.48 percent) edged out James Warden (369 votes, 36.97 percent) in the special election. She will serve a two-year term, which fills the remaining two years of Cheryl Youakim’s term.
“It was a hard campaign because the competition was so great. I was really honored to win. We have such great engaged citizens, and I’m looking forward to getting to work,” said Campbell.
“I think it showed that Katy and I had similar visions for Hopkins. I look forward to seeing her as a council person. She’s a sharp person. Hopkins has a lot of opportunity’s and challenges ahead and I think she will do a great job.,” said Warden.