Dear Editor:

It took me a few days to actually begin to process what took place on Election Day.

First of all, I want to thank the Lord for giving us the courage to get in this race again. Secondly, I am completely overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from the Paterson community.

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The work never ceases to amaze me, because it gives me the opportunity to connect with some truly amazing people. Over the course of the past few months I have seen a transformation of sorts within the Paterson community. As a team, we were up against political giants. The odds weren’t in our favor. We were labeled the underdogs.

Thankfully, Peterson’s voters didn’t feel that way.

I believe they recognized the fact that I never stopped working on behalf of the children of Paterson. I believe folks saw it commitment to our children. Most importantly, they saw the amazing team.

I must salute Councilwoman-at-Large, Dr. Lilisa Mimms, Chief Strategist. Mr. Sebastian Mejia, Campaign Manager and Commissioner Matthew McKoy, Co-Campaign Manager. Together, they created a political/grassroots trifecta.

We were determined, committed, and relentless in our pursuit towards victory. There were plenty of roadblocks on this 4-year journey but we endured them all. 

I want you to know that the work starts now. I am here for you and I’ll continue to advocate on behalf of you children. 



Commissioner-Elect Corey L Teague