Nick Pilch, one of the candidates who did not get elected into the City Council, wrote the message below to the community:
“I’m proud of the voters of Albany for producing somewhat unconventional results in our local election. And I’m happy to have gotten the support that you’ve given me. And I’m happy that *all* of the candidates received support from the voters. This was a close race and Albany was lucky to have had a great selection of candidates to choose from.
I’ve gained so much through the process of running, and I want to share it with you. I have some ideas for how I’m going to do this and you’ll be hearing from me again on this subject. One thing that hasn’t changed is my desire to continue to work for Albany, which you can fully expect me to do.
Finally, on a national note, what a beautiful hopeful morning we have to wake up to. I’m proud of Barack Obama and the campaign that he’s run. And I’m proud of this country for what they’ve done in electing him. Thank you all so much.
P.S. On a more mundane note, please save your signs! I will collect and store my lawn signs and wire stands. Please don’t recycle them. If you can, I’d appreciate it if you could drop them off at either 928 Pierce St. or 634 San Carlos Ave. Just leave them outside on the porch or driveway, where ever appears to be a good spot. Otherwise, I will pick them up bit by bit over the next week or so myself.”