Words fail to express my appreciation to the voters in Payson, Pine, Strawberry and other areas in Gila Community College District #1 for your support in Tuesday's election. I will do my very best to merit your trust and to work energetically to elevate the quality of higher education services in Gila County and at our Payson campus.
I am particularly indebted to those of you who endorsed my candidacy, wrote letters of support, put out yard signs and provided excellent advice and counsel to me -- one who had never previously run for public office.
My thanks also to the local media for their balanced treatment and their efforts to explore the important issues raised by an able opponent, Dr. Poskanzer, and myself.
Hopefully, the discussion itself has raised public consciousness in helpful ways.
Don Crowley, Payson