Editor: I wanted to extend my appreciation to the voters of Purcellville for coming out to the polls on May 3 and giving me the opportunity to serve you on the Town Council.
Many thanks to my family and friends who supported me through this process. There are too many to list, and the fact that there are that many is truly a blessing.
The peoples’ voices and votes sent a clear message, and I will continue to be accessible to all opinions, including those of the candidates who were not chosen. I firmly believe that the main reason why those that were victorious is that citizens felt their voices have been routinely dismissed over the past eight plus years. Government at all levels has continued to struggle and lose the interest and trust of the people, and I hope that we can begin to change that right here in Purcellville.
To those who were successful on Tuesday, the citizens have placed an immense trust in you to act on their behalf and spend the money they earned wisely. That is quite a role to have achieved, and I look forward to working with each of you.
The council that will be seated in the next two years will have to make some of the toughest decisions that this community has ever faced. Now the tough work begins, and I am ready to serve.
Ryan J. Cool, Purcellville
Town Council Member-Elect