WE DID IT... TOGETHER!
Victory is sweet and we are all truly blessed! Not just Pastor Dan - and his family, but each of you, all the constituents of the 74th, and every citizen of Pennsylvania! I hope to personally thank each and every one of you in person for your hard work, dedication and prayers, but please except this sincere email until we have a chance to see each other. Pastor Dan, First Lady Balleria and the rest of the Campaign Team all feel the same.
This was a pretty close win with the counts from Chester County showing Pastor Dan taking a little more than 43% of the vote, winning by 275 votes with almost 4,100 votes cast. What this tells us more than anything is that EVERYTHING each of you did was needed to bring this victory. We left nothing on the field - doing and giving all we could – and may not have been victorious if we didn’t.
This is truly a HISTORIC win!! Not just because we are now perched to have an African American Democrat representing the constituents of the 74th - which is long overdue. As all of you know, Pastor Dan is the REAL DEAL!! It is a rare and wonderful thing to have someone like him step up to the political plate to represent and help so many people through Harrisburg. Not only will he do what he knows in his heart and soul to be right for everyone, we know he will lead by example and sway others there to do the right thing more often. Great men like him usually do.
The thanks and appreciation to everyone cannot be overstated. However, there are some who must be mentioned here. First and foremost is Khadijah Jackie Al-Amin! Ms. Jackie is a tenacious political warrior without comparison, and her individual hard work, dedication, experience and fire are some of the most important assets to Dan’s Campaign. Victory would not have been ours without her, and all she does. And, let’s also congratulate her on her overwhelming win for Coatesville City Council! CONGRATULATIONS!!! You earned it and we all know you will serve Coatesville well.
We could not have done this without everyone, but there are others who were instrumental to this win. There are too many to list here, but I have to give a shout out to, Harlene Brickus, Ricky Campbell, Dave & Stephannie McLimans, Rhett Lipscomb, Kevin Kelly, Fonz Newsuan, Chester County Democratic Chair – Brian McGinnis, and of course our long time political ally, Senator Andy Dinniman. They each played
key roles that made this win possible. A sincere thank you to all of you!! We would not have been able to this without the dedication and
hard work you each brought to the team.
THANK YOU PASTOR DAN!!! You've earned this win the right way – by working hard and talking to voters. We are in for a fun and productive year to bring the big win in November, and send you to Harrisburg where we all know you’ll be one of the best State Representative EVER!
Finally, a very sincere and heartfelt, THANK YOU to Lady Balleria! Not everyone realizes how trying much of this can be for the woman behind the man. You’ve been wonderful with this – as well as being amazing with the voters! If anyone wants to see how to greet at a poll, hang with Lady Baleria. As happy, grateful, blessed and excited as we all are – we must not forget that this is only the beginning. Pastor Dan and the Campaign Team have little time for rest and recovery before we move forward to do what is needed to ensure a win in November. This is also true for all of you.
Unofficial Election Results from Chester County Voter Services
(Unofficial until verification in a couple weeks. Don’t worry! DAN K WILLIAMS WON!)
REPRESENTATIVE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 74TH DISTRICT
VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN 1
DAN K WILLIAMS. . . . . . . . . 1,781 43.45
FRANK PRYOR. . . . . . . . . . 773 18.86
JOSH MAXWELL . . . . . . . . . 1,506 36.74
WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 39 .95
MEMBER OF COUNCIL AT LARGE CITY OF COATESVILLE