Esther Helton Thanks Supporters

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thank you, those two words seem inadequate after Tuesday’s election. 

I want to express my heartfelt thanks to the voters of District 30.  I am humbled that you have put your trust in me to represent you in Nashville.   I am honored to have earned your confidence.  I will be the plain-spoken voice of the people in Nashville.

It has been wonderful and encouraging to meet so many new people throughout the district.  The support I felt on Election Day was incredible and I owe it all to you, the voters.  As I said from the start of this race last year, my passion is people not politics.  I will work tirelessly on your behalf to secure lasting and meaningful improvements in your quality of life.

My message throughout this election cycle has been to reduce healthcare costs, improving our public schools, improving vocational education opportunities and continuing to develop a business environment for more and better jobs.  

I would not be your next representative without my family, church family and my many, many friends.  To my children – Lee, Lisa, Kip and my mother, you are my heart, I love you.  To my campaign team, you kept me focused and grounded, thank you for believing in me and working so hard on my behalf.
To Joda Thongnopnua, best wishes on your future endeavors.  If I can be of assistance or help, please let me know.

In closing, I look forward to working for you the citizens of District 30.  

Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Esther Helton 



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