Thanks for all your good wishes. I was sad to lose my race for a fourth term on our county board of supervisors, but my biggest fear was not losing myself but rather having Operation Prosperity/local teabaggers/possible outside money prevail overall in the election.
That did not happen. My guys have a 9-6 majority on the new board, and a 12-3 majority on passing a strong shoreland ordinance later this year. That last issue was what I stressed to everyone I spoke to: over 50% of the property tax dollars in this county come from lakeshore property, and if our water quality declines because of overdevelopment or development too close to the water, there goes our tax base. Apparently enough people in the county get that.
Smokey is kinda pleased at the results. He wanted me to win because he knew I wanted it, but he is happy that I won't be spending all that time on committee meetings and such. I can understand that completely.