After the May 4 primary, Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner wrote a letter to Democratic supporters, expressing the importance of party unity. That letter follows.
No one likes losing an election, and that includes me. Tuesday's May 4th election was my first political loss of four campaigns run in the past ten years. I look forward to continuing to serve you as your Secretary of State for the remainder of my term and to overseeing a fair and well-run election in November.
As we ready ourselves for the fall campaigns, I encourage all of you stay involved in Democratic Party activities, locally and statewide. We have important races ahead–from U.S. Senator, Governor and Supreme Court Justices to seats for a new county commission in Cuyahoga County and county commissioners and common pleas court judges throughout the state. Each of us as Ohio Democrats is called to do our part.
I will continue to stand firm for fairness, equality and respect in how we elect our leaders and in how we govern. Whatever your views in the primary, I urge everyone to come together as one Democratic family. We must move swiftly to achieve our shared values for a better quality of life for the people of Ohio.
Thank you to all of you who voted on Tuesday. Let's keep up the hard work to help our Party with its plans for the fall. We're all in this together, and I remain committed to standing with you in fighting for progress for Ohio.
Ohio Secretary of State