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Official statement from Cary Moon

Cary Moon issued the following statement about today’s election results:

“We are up against tough odds. Campaign spending for our opponent broke city election records, outspending us by more than 3:1. The Chamber of Commerce funneled hundreds of thousands on behalf of Comcast, CenturyLink, AT&T, Amazon and others into a no-limit PAC for our opponent.

But Seattle late voters may surprise everyone. We believe the ballot counts will swing in our direction over time, and we’re not out of the race yet.

Thank you to my family, our campaign team, our transition team, and our excellent volunteers and supporters for their relentless commitment to making Seattle a better place for everyone. Thank you to the many voters who expressed their support for our ideas and vision for Seattle.

What I have learned in the last six months is this: the only real strength is the strength we build by doing hard work, together. The way we make change in our city is not by listening to the people who say we can’t, but by deciding together that we can and we must.

Seattle’s voters won’t let the future of our city be sunk by status quo thinking and politics as usual. There is too much at stake. We look forward to the next few days of ballot returns. Thank you all.”