My heartfelt thanks to all who made the Nov. 8 election a success. The South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough clerks and Maine’s Secretary of State have worked for months to enable voters to cast ballots safely and securely by mail, drop-off or in person. As a candidate and a voter, I congratulate all the municipal election workers and civic-minded volunteers who made sure we could exercise the right to vote. And to all who voted, my sincere gratitude. Your acceptance of this crucial responsibility to our democracy is what enables our government to function.

Preliminary vote counts indicate I will continue to have the honor of serving Senate District 29 in the Maine Senate. Especially in these challenging times, I am moved and inspired by the confidence you’ve placed in me. I want to acknowledge and thank John Lewis for his hard work and commitment to our community.

To all who took part in this election, my deepest appreciation for your dedication to this remarkable place we share and to the processes of citizenship that connect us to one another. Let’s move forward together, as a community, state and nation, to face our challenges with determination, care for each other, and keep working together for a better future.

Anne Carney
Cape Elizabeth