One of the benefits of running for public office is one gets a chance to connect: hear stories, meet real people, and tell stories. That meaningful exchange brings us all closer and unites us for the greater good. I was lucky to be in the presence of a healthcare worker and caregiver the other day, who was caring for a dying warrior- a 92-year-old man. Like me, she was a foreigner and spoke with an accent. At that moment, she was more concerned about her accent and immediately apologized to me. I begged her to never again apologize for that. I was staring back at a person whose job as a healthcare worker in a pandemic, caring for the aged had set her apart in more ways than one.
Her dedication to preserving life mattered to me, more than anything else in the world and so I thanked her for her service. She seemed taken aback, and then she too thanked me - for running for office.
Thanks to Governor Lamont for acknowledging my race
I was humbled by the support I received from everyday people. I ran a grassroots campaign without a team and with no knowledge of politics or what it takes. During this process, I met the most amazing, selfless people and for that I am grateful.
"We voted for you because you're a girl!" Thanks, Annabel for voting with your parents!!!