Please accept this letter as an expression of my deepest appreciation for the election news coverage you provided during the District 74 State House of Representatives race.
Your coverage helped deliver timely and important news to the residents of Crawford, Dubois, Orange, Perry and Spencer Counties. I also want to thank the 10,355 residents who voted for me. I am humbled with your support and confidence placed in me. Although we did not win the election I am confident through your efforts Indiana will become a better State.
I also want to thank the numerous volunteers who walked in parades, addressed and stuffed envelopes, knocked on doors and distributed literature, and greeted voters at the polls. Additionally, I appreciate the 150 people and organizations that contributed financially to allow me to purchase yard signs, brochures, advertisements and mailings to spread our message of hope.
Finally let me thank my family, my wife, brother, four sisters, five children, four in-laws, 10 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. They were with me steadfastly through the entire campaign. I especially thank them for their support and love.
Let me end with a tribute to the hundreds of folks I met during the campaign. Many invited me into their homes, offered me tea or water to drink, shared with me their stories, encouraged me with their love of life and wished me well. I believe in the people of Southern Indiana. I know as a State we can do better for our people and I pray our newly elected leaders will.
I am a better person for having traveled this road on my journey of life. Thanks to all who shared in this trip.
Larry K. Kleeman