With the primary now behind me, I look forward to beginning the next phase in my campaign to continue to represent the views of the independent minded citizens of the 2nd District, focusing on issues such as protecting our environment, supporting increased educational funding and working towards reducing our reliance on foreign fuels through the use of renewable energy sources. Over the last 12 years, I have actively listened to the needs and opinions of my constituents and have consistently responded with results. I look forward to the opportunity to contrast my established record of independent leadership with my opponent's. It is now time to turn attention to the race ahead which will certainly be a challenge and will require our continued hard work.