I want to express a heartfelt thank you to my family, friends, supporters and the voters of the 1st House District for supporting me during my campaign for the Michigan House of Representatives. I am honored and humbled that so many of you placed your trust in me. The support I felt on Election Day was incredible.
Although we were not able to overcome the massive war-chest Brian Banks accumulated, we showed what can be accomplished when people work together. Hard work, determination and unwillingness to quit enabled us to nearly overcome 150,000 dollars in misleading literature and the relentless attacks of the Lansing establishment.
I cannot thank the volunteers enough who knocked doors, handed out literature, made phone calls, held signs, worked the polls and performed all of the thankless tasks that must be done to get our message out. Due to the hard work and support of everyone involved, our message was heard, loud and clear, by our elected officials. We will no longer be ignored. We will no longer be lied to and taken for granted by politicians who pretend to be on our side but vote against our interests when they get to Lansing.
The best part of this campaign was the opportunity to meet so many new people. Over three months, I personally knocked over 5,000 doors. I reconnected with old friends in Harper Woods and made new friends in Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe Shores and Detroit. What became crystal clear to me during this experience is that the hard working residents of District 1 insist that their elected representatives rebuild our crumbling roads and bridges, invest in mass transit systems, repair our dysfunctional schools and replace outdated infrastructure. The residents of District 1 also demand that our Legislature reins in its rogue members, and operates ethically and transparently.
Two more years of the same failed leadership, however, likely means this work will not done, leaving future legislators much to do. With this in mind, I am going to run again in 2018, so that I can ensure that ALL of District 1 has a voice in Lansing! With your trust, I will work tirelessly on your behalf to help address our challenges, and to secure lasting and meaningful improvements to our quality of life.
In the months ahead I will need your help to convert our momentum into meaningful change. I cannot move forward without you and will be asking for your support to achieve our goals. Thank you again for your hard work and dedication. I look forward to working with each and every one of you in the weeks and months ahead.
Again, I thank you for the opportunity to serve.
Pamela M. Sossi, Esq.