“My core values reflect the priorities of our communities— education, innovation, individual choice and focusing on how we help people succeed as a foundation for a strong economy.

I hope you will join my campaign to help hard working families in Southwest Washington and invest in the people and communities that make this region special.”

—Erin

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Although we came close, the recent ballot returns didn't go our way. This was a hard fought campaign I am incredibly proud of, but I'm afraid we aren't going to get the result we were hoping for.

I got into this race close to a year ago because of my commitment to investing in the hardworking people that make our region so special. After speaking to thousands of families from Longview to Aberdeen, and everywhere in between, I am more committed than ever to our communities.

It has been a privilege being invited into your homes, community centers, union halls, and schools. Although we come from different backgrounds and perspectives, we share the same values -- education, innovation, individual choice and focusing on how we help people succeed as a foundation for a strong economy.

I want to thank the hundreds of volunteers who showed up every week and, of course, my family who were such an incredible support this past year.

Thank you!

Erin
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Thank you for entering the arena and competing with class & grace & dignity! I’m positive you’ve inspired so many and will continue to do so! All the best...Mike

Thank you, Erin, from the bottom of my heart. You are amazing and I’m so proud of you and your campaign. Thus was a true “win” for you and the people of the 19th. You showed intelligence, empathy, courtesy, and so much more, all qualities that we miss so much in politics at this time. I hope that you will find it in yourself to consider another run for public office. We desperately need your example and wisdom for one so young. Give those young women in your life a hug for me. Keep in touch.

We in Grays Harbor county will continue to get more help and more good from you that out of Walsh. Please consider another run in 2 years. That will be 2 more years of obstinate inactivity from he who shall not be named. Thank you Erin. You're the best!

Thank you for your "Breath of fresh air" campaign. Statistics show most candidates don't win their first campaign. I would encourage you to come back in 2020 for the win.

You ran a clean, classy campaign. I’m so sorry it turned out the way it did, but if a person has to become a jerk (or worse) to win, it’s not worth it. Thank you and your family for all your hard work. I too hope you’ll run again. Our region needs honorable, compassionate leadership, and you exemplify those traits.

Thank you for your time and hard work I Am very proud of all you have done for our community

Thanks Erin for running an honest campaign with integrity. We are all proud of your efforts. You were the better candidate! Now get some rest! :)

It's been an honor to work with you. We'll do our damndest to build a kick ass LD 19 team for your future run!

Thank you Erin your future is bright...

I hope you might think about running again in 2 years we need more leaders like you

Thank you, Erin for your hard work and service to our district. You sacrificed so much personally and professionally to make this run to make our district a better place. While I KNOW that you would have made the legislature a better place, I believe that something even bigger and better is ahead for you. I'm very proud to know you.

Love you, Erin! You are a wonderful, wonderful person. You have so much to offer to our state and country, I have met very few young women with your beauty, poise,self confidence and intelligence. I will support you and work for you anytime, in any endeavor, just call me. Love you sweet Erin!

I'm so sad you didn't win, but I'm so proud of the campaign you ran. I've never met you, but I fully support you!

You did great and I am so very sorry it didn’t work out. I hope you’ll consider trying again. This area could really use someone like you, if not now maybe next time! Best wishes 🤝

Thank you for running and showing SW WA what integrity looks like. You are a rockstar and I hope you do it again. Like Kevin VDW in the 24th. Best wishes.

It is an honor to have been a part of this campaign. Thank you, Erin, for stepping up and committing to the betterment of our state.

You are a class act with a very bright future, Erin.

Your my very first campaign that I've ever been involved in. I'm so proud to be able to say that. Great volunteers. You and everyone worked hard with honesty and integrity. We did our best and we will keep on doing our best till it's done 👩💪

You did amazing . We are all very proud of you .

You are amazing and wonderful. Lewis Cty is really a mess to not overwhelmingly vote for you. You are what the people need. Hope you decide to run again.

Thank you for running, I’m so bummed.....for now! I hope you’ll run again. You’re such an inspiring candidate. We need your voice at the table!!!

The best is yet to come for you Erin ! 😀

You are an AWESOME person Erin....I am proud of you and the campaign you ran!!

I am very proud of you and Phil would be too!

Going up against an incumbent is hard enough. One with almost unlimited funding is even harder. Deceitfulness, treachery and dishonorable Behavior including smear campaigns is even harder. And the fact that your opponent had done all of it before I'm sure was the extent of his true experience. Your experience is helping people, and the education to KEEP helping people. That is a big difference. And guess what, you came within a few hundred votes which is phenomenal as far as I'm concerned. This business of politics is actually quite new to me and I just wanted to thank you because I actually learned a lot as I'm sure you did as well. Let's put this knowledge to good use and do it again real soon.

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