With all votes accounted for and the work of the ballot board completed, we finished just 391 votes (0.58%) behind our opponent. After consulting with my team and election experts, despite the closeness of this race, we have confidence in the work of the Collin County Elections Department and believe that investing precious resources in a recount would not produce a more favorable result.
To all of my supporters, I want to thank you once again for everything you did on behalf of our campaign. It truly was a team effort and I am incredibly proud of the contributions all of you made. We moved the needle farther than many thought possible and have gained valuable knowledge for future campaigns.
I want to congratulate Representative Matt Shaheen on his victory and wish him and his family well. As the 86th legislative session gets underway, I also want to assure my supporters and our community at large that we will continue to hold our representatives accountable for the promises they made during this campaign, to the broader interests of District 66, and to the state of Texas.
Best wishes, and once again, thank you for your support and encouragement.