Land Bank Candidate Kelly Steffen Thanks Island Community

Kelly Steffen •

To the editor: To say running a campaign for the first time was an eye-opening experience would be an understatement. There’s no way to describe the thankfulness I feel to everyone I met along the way. Thank you. You changed my life.

Obviously, it didn’t go the way I hoped. But the good news is that I learned a lot about the importance of civic engagement. I wish my opponent, Allen Reinhard, the best in his continued journey with the Land Bank. The job is more important than some might expect and I will keep fighting for the changes I see are needed.

Collaboration across sectors, acceptance of all and increased civic engagement so we - as a community - are better equipped to make the decisions that improve Nantucket. Additionally, looking at the ballot Tuesday, I felt discouraged by the number of races that didn’t have challengers. This island only will become stronger by the more that become engaged. Democracy is better when that’s the case.

Nantucket is truly an amazing place and its biggest challenge is that it’s changing. My greatest wish is that we can meet that challenge and I look forward to the opportunity to be part of that now and moving forward.

Again, thank you.

Kelly Steffen

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