I would be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed but I'm not disappointed in the race we've run. We have put everything into this campaign and demonstrated who I am. I am proud of running a race centered on integrity, transparency, and my values, even when faced with adversity and accusations.

My disappointment lies in not being able to hand my son his diploma next year, not being able to continue as a voice for the voiceless, and not being able to continue the work we've begun.

I want to thank my family, friends, and team for believing in me and I have two more asks of you. One, please be gentle with my kids as they navigate coping with this loss. Running for office was my decision but it certainly impacted the entire family. Second, please keep active in the district. There are amazing things happening in Conway Public Schools. The teachers, staff, and students in Conway need the entire community's support.

As Lauren and I have told our kids, Mr. Milburn and I both care about the district. We may differ in some of our values and/or perspectives but we both want a strong district for our families. I wish to extend best wishes to Mr. Milburn and challenge him to represent all of Zone 5, not just those who look like him or think like him.

Friends, again, thank you. I will continue to serve Zone 5 through the remainder of my term and will then continue to be an active parent and community member.