It’s Worth Being Thankful For

Happy 85th Birthday to Hilda House of Gilliams

Throughout this campaign, I’ve reflected many times on things going on around me.  Now on Thanksgiving weekend, it is a time we all traditionally pause and give thanks for the things in our lives.

For me, it’s been three weeks of hard work and campaigning.  I am thankful for having the drive, determination and health to work towards representing the Bay of Islands as its MHA.

I’m thankful to have a group of volunteers behind me working tirelessly as we strive to reach our goal.  There are so many to name, I’m scared if I started listing them I would forget someone.

Each of you has stepped up to make this possible.  You are the reason I am running.  You deserve to be given a voice in government and to have someone who will speak out on issues important to this area.

Throughout every campaign I’ve been involved with, I’ve always been able to hold my head high at the end, regardless of the outcome.  I’ve never made a promise just to get a vote.  I’ve always been available and I’ve always been dependable.

I’m thankful to have been given the opportunity to run once again in what I feel is the greatest district around.

Most of all, I am thankful to have such a loving and supportive wife.  Heather has been with me every step of this way, encouraging me as we travelled through the district.

We’ve tried to get to every door, talk to as many people as possible.  The issues we kept hearing were the same throughout the district.

People are tired of not having any representation, not having someone in government to help them deal with issues as they come up.  We’ve attended rallies, fundraisers and birthday parties.  We have kept up a pace unlike any other in previous campaigns.

Both Heather and I agree, having the opportunity once again to represent the Bay of Islands is something worth being thankful for.

We both thank you for the invites, for the support shown and for the words of encouragement sent to us.

As Election Day is just 2 days away, the work continues.  The final push is on and the entire team is remaining focused.

Each vote counts and on October 11, I respectfully ask you to mark your “X” FOR JOYCE – a strong voice in the Bay of Islands.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone.


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