Holland Redfield concedes and pledges to help Delegate Christensen.

 
 
Press Release
Holland Redfield
 
REDFIELD CONCEDES AND PLEDGES TO HELP DELEGATE CHRISTENSEN. 
 
THE BASICS OF A DEMOCRACY AT ITS HEART IS THE ELECTION PROCESS, AND SO MANY OF YOU PARTICIPATED IN THIS PAST ELECTION. I LOOK AT THIS AS A LEARNING PROCESS, FOR ALL OF US.  AND THOUGH I DEEPLY WANTED TO SERVE YOU, AND I WAS PREPARED TO PUT EVERY EFFORT FORWARD FOR YOU, YOU COLLECTIVELY CHOSE TO SELECT THE DELEGATE.  
AND I RESPECT YOUR DECISION.  I EXTEND MY SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS TO DELEGATE DONNA CHRISTENSEN FOR A WELL RUN RACE.  ALTHOUGH WE HAVE OUR DIFFERENCES POLITICALLY, I ALONG WITH THE DELEGATE, HAVE GOT TO PUT OUR DIFFERENCES ASIDE AND WORK WITH EACH OTHER. I PLEDGE MY FULL COOPERATION TO HER.  AND AS REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEEMAN,  I WILL OPEN WHATEVER DOORS THAT SHE NEEDS OPEN IN CONGRESS TO HELP THE PEOPLE OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.  THERE HAS BEEN NO TIME IN HISTORY, THEN RIGHT NOW, THAT WE DESPERATELY NEED BIPARTISANSHIP.  
THE DELEGATE WON HER ELECTION FAIR AND SQUARE, AND I HAVE NO QUESTION REGARDING HER VICTORY.  THE FIRST THING A POLITICIAN MUST LEARN IS TO ACCEPT DEFEAT GRACIOUSLY.  
TO THE OTHER CANDIDATES THAT RAN THIS RACE WITH ME FOR THE POSITION, YOU HAD A LOT OF EXCELLENT IDEAS AND YOU SHOULD FEEL PROUD THAT YOU WERE A PART OF THE PROCESS.   THIS IS THE TIME FOR ALL OF US WHO DID NOT WIN TO SHARE THESE IDEAS AND WORK WITH THE DELEGATE, AND DO WHAT’S BEST FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS. 
TO YOU THE VOTERS, LIKEWISE, YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO STAY ENGAGED AND TO COME TOGETHER AS A PEOPLE AND SUPPORT THE DELEGATE –WHETHER YOU VOTED FOR HER OR NOT.
ONE MUST REMEMBER THAT AFTER THIS ELECTION, SEVERE PROBLEMS STILL EXIST HERE, AND THAT THEY NEED ALL OF OUR ATTENTION. 
TO THE NEW SENATORS WHO HAVE BEEN ELECTED, WHAT IS ON YOUR SHOULDERS AND HOW YOU REACT TO IT WILL DETERMINE THE FATE OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.  LET THERE BE NO MISTAKE, THE BURDENS THAT ARE UPON YOU ARE IMMENSE.  YOU TOO MUST LEARN TO WORK WITH ONE ANOTHER.  ANY OTHER APPROACH WOULD BE FAILURE.  AND TO THOSE WHO LOST, DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED.  DUST YOURSELF OFF AND TRY AGAIN.  YOU TOO HAVE A LOT TO OFFER. DO NOT DISAPPEAR. 
I TOO FOUGHT THE HARD FIGHT.
I WORKED TIRELESSLY.
BUT MY PRIDE AND SELF-RESPECT ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE, AND I WILL FALL IN LINE FOR THE SAKE OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.
AND TO THOSE WHO VOTED FOR ME, YOUR SUPPORT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.  THE TIRELESS HOURS THAT YOU PUT INTO MY CAMPAIGN ARE DEEPLY APPRECIATED.  WE MUST NOW ALL WORK TOGETHER WITH THE GOVERNOR, THE DELEGATE, AND THE NEW LEGISLATURE TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE OUR LEADERS CAN WORK WITH ONE ANOTHER WITHOUT THE DISTRACTIONS OF A COMMUNITY DIVIDED. 
THIS IS A RESPONSIBILITY THAT WE ALL HAVE TO BEAR.  FOR THE LOVE OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND OUR NATION. 
 

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