Tony Provine concedes with class

Another Seattle City Council candidate eliminated in last Tuesday’s Top Two election has bowed out with a classy, graceful Facebook post. Last week, it was Rod Hearne; this week, it’s Tony Provine, who ran in the 4th District. Tony writes:

This week, after the first two days of ballot returns, my campaign for the Seattle City Council District 4 position is over.

I conceded the election for this position and contacted each of my opponents in the race.

To Rob Johnson and Michael Maddux, I offered my congratulations as they move on to the general election. They are both talented and capable individuals. In the coming months, residents of District 4 will have more opportunities to see which of them will better represent us.

To Abel Pacheco, I offered my friendship and support. He defied expectations and ran a spirited and impressive campaign. The Wallingford Community Council is fortunate that he is so involved in his community. I look forward to getting to know him better and foresee great things to come.

To Jean Godden, I offered my thanks for her years of public service. Jean has always been receptive to me whenever I called on her. I especially appreciated her strong support of the Seattle Public Library when I was advocating for restoring that institution’s budget cuts. She can be proud of her work on parental leave and gender equity. I pledged my cooperation to work with her during the remainder of her term on neighborhood issues in which we have shared interests, like removing the slum buildings near Roosevelt High School. It would be extremely satisfying to help attain some more achievements.

For me, I don’t know yet what the next move will be. I know that I will always be grateful to all who supported me and worked on my behalf. And I know that I will always be a voice for those who need to be heard. Thank you and Ciao!

Nicely done, Tony! Way to set an example for others to follow.