Thank you

These two plain and powerful words can only provide a notion of my deep sense of gratitude and appreciation for your support of my campaign for City Council At-Large.

Although the outcome of the primary election was not the one we wanted, we were successful in running a smart, issue-oriented campaign that has received accolades and acknowledgements from citizens and organizations throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. Without you, and your vital support and assistance, this accomplishment would never have been achieved.

On a personal note, this campaign has been a true learning experience. I have grown as a person and I have truly enhanced my love for our City and its residents. Going forward, I will use the lessons learned as a platform for future appointed and elected public service.

Although disappointed, I am not discouraged, and will continue to strive to implement our campaign theme of "Empowering Our Communities for a Safer City."

Thank You

Derek, we owe you our thanks as well. You a ran a positive issue oriented campaign. Your column in the "Great Expectations" series in the Inquirer was indicative of the thoughtful leadership you will provide our region. Don't give up!

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
— Margaret Mead

Seth

What do you think of Bill Green?

Derek I was around you several times this campaign season and you always impressed. Whether in debates or walking the streets, you seemed to make an automatic connection with the citizens and I hope you continue to pursue elected office positions.

On a side note, I am a bit dissapointed at the person who got in instead of you....Bill Green. Here's a guy who hasn't lived in Philadelphia for the past 5 years, his father shells out tons of money to get him on some ballots, that combined with the name recognition, he gets in. The guy in my opinion is a dim bulb with little to offer, I know you're not into bashing candidates, however when you run again in 2011, I hope you make him your target.

In all fairness

I've met Bill Green- he came to the most recent DL- and he strikes me as a perfectly decent guy. And don't overlook that he's the third generation in his family to serve Philadelphia. It's not as if he's a carpetbagger the way you imply.

-Z

In Regard to Bill Green

I also think he's a decent guy. I had the privilege of meeting him several times on the campaign trail, often joking with him. But he didnt deserve to get in, true he is a 3rd generation Green, but up until this point he was busy in other cities, rather than serving the city he claims to love so much. Its not about being a decent guy, its about being qualified and ready to serve in such a manner, he pales in comparison to Derek Green.

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