Dear Citizens of Dodge County,
I am humbled by the show of support and love during the past few days. I appreciate all of you who took the time to call, text, send a message, and come talk to me personally. My heart was heavy, but my spirit is stronger than before. This ordeal began more than three years ago and should have been over long before now. I know the timing of Friday’s event was unfortunate and well publicized weeks before it actually took place. I was prepared for what happened even though I kept the faith that I would be treated fairly in a highly politically heated election. The outcome of this ordeal will be determined after my appeal.
I want to express my regret to those who have been affected by my actions. I would not intentionally bring embarrassment to myself, my family, my friends, or my supporters. I have made many mistakes throughout my life and feel quite certain my training is not over yet. I have learned much the past three years and have been greatly blessed. I face each challenge in my life with honor and integrity, whether I win or lose. I always gain some strength, knowledge, and wisdom from each battle to carry into the next one.