I want to thank everyone who supported me and voted for me for County Commissioner. As you know, we came up short. I have made a lot of new friends during this process, for which i am grateful. . Elections often also tell you who your real friends are and identify those who really aren’t true friends. But that is politics. It is a dirty biz. I take public service seriously, and in an election….you tend to feel like your entire life is on trial. I have tried to serve the public well during my public service career, but the citizens apparently think otherwise. I want to again thank everyone who supported me and I am thankful for the new friends I have made. I want to also congratulation the many new faces that have been elected to various offices through Vienna, Parkersburg, Wood County and at the state level. It is good to see new people seeking to serve our communities. Thanks! Rickrick-thankyou