Kaptur thanks voters on outcome of electionWritten by Aya Khalil | | email@example.com
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur applauds local voters for their participation in the historic elections.
“I’m grateful for the outpouring of voters,” she said Nov. 5.
Although the final results in Lucas Country are not complete, Kaptur is ahead in the polls, with 127,575 votes. Republican Bradley S. Leavitt has 35,715 counts as of 10:30 a.m.
“[I'd like to thank] voters for exercising their rights and personally express gratitude for the citizens of our community,” for renewing her contract for two more years.
This will make the Democratic voice in Congress stronger, she said.
“We have a very short tenure,” she said. “I want to thank people for this … Also in Ohio it appears we have picked up some seats in Congress and in Michigan [as well].
Kaptur said the Great Lakes region added voice to the presidential election.
“Ohio was critical to this victory,” she said. “We look forward to working with the new president … we’re very thrilled with the results.”
Kaptur said Congress will begin their work, including a “recovery” plan and will “deal with unemployment” in a week and a half.
“Congress will return very soon,” she said. “We won’t wait for the inauguration of the president [that will take place in January].”
Most of the Lucas Country levies passed, but Kaptur is not surprised. She said she discussed this with her brother and he said he really “believed in this community.”
“They know we need it and they’re sacrificing for our future,” she said of the Toledo community. “Our community is one that needs investment and needs to prepare for the future.”
She applauded the mental health, mental retardation, Port Authority and COSI levies.
They’re “important ingredients” for the growth of the economy, education, and sciences, she said.
“If we didn’t have them, our way of life here would be so much more harsh,” she said. “It’s harsh enough already.”
Kaptur said she wants to keep young people with talent here and by investing in the future the economy will reposition in the “global market place.”
“People don’t really want to leave here,” she said. “We want the next generation to try to flourish here.”
Kaptur said this election was, indeed, a “historic moment.”
“In our country, all things are possible,” she said. “We take for granted how we peacefully transition our government … We can never forget how profound this transition of government really means in free society.”
She sees hope for the future, including economic and social change; new ideas, energy, and a “different focus.”
“That’s what they voted for,” she said. “I think you’re going to see momentum again.”