I can’t possibly express my gratitude to all the people who supported our campaign over the past three months. Our victory in the primary was the sum total of many small things, the most important being neighbors talking to neighbors and spreading our message for positive change.
I especially have to thank my son, Pat, who got “volun-told” to be my campaign manager. Pat brilliantly took us from zero experience and zero resources on Feb. 4 to a win among seasoned and highly resourced incumbents on May 7.
My wife, Denise, was there every step of the way and showed grace and grit in the face of behavior that was at times rude and intimidating. She was also instrumental in getting our yard signs out and converting our supporters to evangelists.
My sweet daughter-in-law, Amanda, was also there, tolerating her time away from Pat and brightening our campaign with her enthusiasm and humor.
And of course there was Nana, my mom and campaign “senior advisor” who recruited her friends from bridge, Scrabble and Bible study. God bless her, she is 90 years old and worked greeting people at the polls on Election Day!
Finally, to everyone who volunteered their time and donated to the campaign, we could not possibly have succeeded without your generosity. Thank you all so much!
Dr. Tim Hannon, Republican primary at-large Carmel City Council seat winner