I'm pleased to announce that on Thursday, January 26, 2017, I received written confirmation from the Office of the Secretary of the State giving me notice that my efforts to petition onto the ballot were successful. To quote the letter, "Dear Mr. Lynch: Congratulations. The nominating petition filed with this office on behalf of the following candidate for the office listed below, as a Petitioning Candidate, has been examined as required by law and is hereby approved." The letter lists my name, Daniel M. Lynch, as candidate for State Senate, District 32.
My most sincere thanks to all who supported me in so many different ways, from here in the towns of the 32nd district, all across North America, and as far away as Australia and New Zealand. It is truly amazing to see so many people this excited about a local special election!
In the days and weeks ahead, I will share more details about what I learned during the petitioning process, as well as thoughts and observations from the campaign trail.