Electoral congeniality

I would like to thank all of the voters who supported me in the Democratic primary for the House of Representatives 88th District seat. I am truly sorry the write-in process was confusing for some of you, but it was necessary to have my name appear on the November ballot. Also, I would like to recognize the exceptional work done by the boards of elections and poll workers in both counties. We are fortunate to have a lot of dedicated citizens on both sides of the political aisle, and I offer a sincere thanks to all of you.

Special thanks to the two candidates who did not win the Republican primary, Rhonda Damschroder and Richard Geyer, for having the courage to put yourself on the ballot. It takes a lot of time, effort and dedication to run for political office and both of you gave Republican voters a true choice. I also want to thank State Rep. Rex Damschroder, who has been a tireless worker. I sincerely wish him well in the future, whether it’s running against me in 2016 or enjoying his retirement from statehouse politics if Bill Reineke wins the November election.

Finally, I would like to congratulate Mr. Reineke on his victory in the GOP primary. Now the stage is set for November, and I want to remind voters of our district of my pledge to be a full-time state representative, totally focused on your families’ best interests in the Statehouse and here at home in the district.


Bill Young,

Green Springs