Running for office has been an amazing experience! While I didn’t get the results I wanted, and I’m disappointed that my vision for the appellate court will not be realized, I am so grateful that I went through the journey. Politics can be tough, but rewarding. I have grown stronger in so many ways!

Along the way, I have been supported and uplifted by so many wonderful people. I cannot have done this without all of you! My family and friends have been phenomenal in making this a smooth, great campaign. Many did not even know me until the campaign, but helped in immeasurable ways. It has been wonderful meeting new friends! Thanks to ALL of you who voted for me, and especially to so many of you who helped by donating. Whether it was your precious time, money, ideas, meals, uplifting messages, hugs, t shirt wearing, sign space, sharing with friends, etc. – each bit helped to carry me through! I felt the love! It was all so very appreciated!

I am so blessed and so humbled by your support! The silver lining to the end of this campaign is that I get to remain in the best job in the world (it’s truly a unicorn position) and can resume my life, sharing more time with my family! I love and appreciate you all!

 Colleen Cordts Rice 

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