Like waiting for a baby past its due date, waiting for the results of the election
is a true test of patience. But it’s also a good time to remember all the
things in my life for which I’m grateful, rather than focusing on the stress
of uncertainty. And I am truly thankful for so many blessings — one of which
Throughout this campaign, I have received so much more than I have given. I’ve
been energized by the warmth and support and encouragement I have felt from all
our supporters. I never tired of campaign events even when I should have been physically
exhausted — and that says more about you than it does about me. That was my
favorite part of the campaign: meeting good people like you who are devoted to making
our country better.
At Costco, checkers would wish me luck and give me high-fives; at Ace Auto Repair,
the mechanics would tell me they were rooting for us; in the airport, strangers
would tell me they had seen our ads and were supporting us; at our kids’ games,
coaches and parents would tell me they voted for David and loved what he stood for.
And at countless events throughout the district, I met some of the best people I’ve
ever known, who have given tirelessly of their time, their money, and their reputations.
That you all have had our backs throughout this long campaign has been the most
uplifting and encouraging experience of my life.
The campaign is far from over, so this isn’t a farewell. But I thought it
was a good time to thank you, each of you, for what you’ve done for the cause
of freedom, and for David and me personally. We can feel your prayers, your thoughts,
your concern, and your love. I can’t tell you how much that means to us. Thank
you, sincerely, from the bottom of my heart.
Born and raised in Argentina, Elayne Harmer speaks fluent Spanish. A Stanford graduate,
former journalist, and former practicing attorney, Elayne served as legislative
counsel to U.S. Senator Slade Gorton (R-WA) in Washington, D.C. Currently a substitute
teacher in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, she loves teaching history,
government, and English. Elayne is on leave from Remember My Service, a company
that produces historical records for the military. Her most important work happens
at home, where she and her husband, David, are raising their four young children.