A Message from our State House Democratic candidates
From Jennifer Lariscey (SC HD 84): THANK YOU to everyone who believes in me! District 84 lost out on getting someone in office who would actually fight for them. We will continue to slide downhill in the shadows of Aiken and North Augusta. A ‘republican’ won and that’s the main thing most people care about. Big win for major corporations!!
My students will be happy that I lost and I will continue being their teacher.
My aspiring political career is over. It’s a dirty world that I don’t belong in. I’ll be picking up my signs over the next few days. If you see any, feel free to keep them to spray paint and use as yard sale signs. I do want at least 1 with my face on it, so I can send it to my grandma in Missouri!
I will continue to be an advocate for my community. I’ve never needed a title to do that!
I know that this is the not the outcome we wanted. I can tell you this: we worked our butts off. We knocked on over 2250 doors. We wrote 5000 postcards. We held event after event after event. We phone banked, we wrote letters to the editors, and we walked door to door to door. We have done everything that we possibly could and I would not change a thing. This loss is not from a lack of trying, but losing to someone who does not try is a very bitter pill to swallow. It is difficult to beat gerrymandering and complacency, but that is why we must continue our work. We must not stop.
I want you to know that I will not be going away. I will continue to be a thorn in the side of our elected officials, to hold them accountable for what they are doing and, possibly more importantly, what they aren't doing. We must call, write, and corner them in elevators. The future is depending on us. Our children are depending on us. We all deserve far more than they are willing to offer. I will keep this page going, though it will morph in focus towards legislative accountability. I have a few ideas that I want to iron out a bit more in my head and I hope that you will stick with me along the away. I have always known this was an uphill battle, but one well worth pursuing. I like to think we have made a difference, if even a small one and maybe raised the bar a bit.
I cannot thank all of you enough for your time, your energy, and your faith in me.
Peace, love, and light,
Elise Fox (SC HD 81)
Enter your email below to join our email mailing list.
Aiken County Democratic Party meets at 7pm on the 3rd Thursday of every month at Odell Weeks Recreation Center Room One.