Thank you Katie, and thank all of you so much. I guess I am finally going to get a real job. I am so proud of the campaign that we ran together. Our positive message of growth and opportunity and our focus on the promise of the future, has won the day again. Here in the 10th district, and here in the common wealth of Virginia.
I am thankful that the good people of the 10th district have given me the privilege to represent them in the people’s house, I will not let you down. I promise to follow in the great tradition of Congressman Frank Wolf. He has so tirelessly served our district in the nation with distinction, and I am so honored to follow in his footsteps. It was so wonderful last night, to be able to share the stage with Frank, and so many of my state and local colleagues, who were there, and with the greatest Governor from Virginia, George Allen, and our greatest First Lady, Susan Allen.
I couldn’t have done this without each and every one of you, and the team effort. An A-team effort. I’m so grateful that our friends and neighbors embraced our message of common sense solutions to solve our nation’s most pressing problems. All across the district, we heard that people were sick of the stale and partisan arguments that they hear all the time in these battles, and they want real solutions.
Our country is really at a cross roads, where we must chose a path that will lead us towards opportunity and prosperity for all of us. We have to get back on the right track, and we know how to do it, because we have done it here in the 10th district for years, and we have done it here in Virginia, and now we will take this great Virginia way, and bring it to Washington for all of you.
Now when I was campaigning across the district, I heard all of your concerns, and what constantly struck me was how everyone’s so concerned about their future, and not just their future, but their children’s and their grandchildren’s. We have to have a country where the next generation always will do better. That is the American story, and that is what is going to be the American story in the future, of this 21st century. It is going to be the American century, and once again, we are all going to be able to say it is going to be better for our children.
Now, every Election Day is a new day. It’s a new time for new starts, and new beginnings, but also to bring our traditions to bear, and we have such great traditions here in Virginia. So, I so look forward to being able to continue to work with all of you, here in the 10th district, we have the answers and the ability, and the talent and the people to turn things around and get things right. And I am so privileged to be able to work with you together, and we can all carry that message.
I want to particularly thank my fabulous campaign manager, Susan Faulkner.