My family and I are grateful and humbled to have received the strong support of the voters throughout our beautiful district. I look forward to the opportunity to serve the people in Congress.

This election was a difficult one for Democrats across the country, and it’s more critical than ever that members of Congress stand up for our core values, including defending a woman’s right to choose, protecting Social Security and Medicare, and preserving our environment. I’m going to Washington to take on these fights. I will also look for areas of cooperation with my colleagues, such as funding transportation, protecting our privacy, and creating jobs.

An incredible coalition and team came together to make this campaign possible. I’ve been particularly honored to have the support and guidance of Congressman Henry Waxman, whose legacy is his record of extraordinary service and accomplishment for this district and our nation.

I also want to thank my opponent Elan Carr, who ran a spirited campaign and graciously called me on election night to concede the race.

Finally, I want to thank you, the thousands of volunteers and supporters who worked so tirelessly on our behalf. The walking, phoning and generous donations all made a huge difference.

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