Thank You For Everything

Mike Harrison Mike Harrison 12 Comments

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Someone recently told me that sometimes the right decision can be the hardest. Two years ago I announced my intention to run for the California State Assembly in District 71 here in East County and, since that time, I have worked to earn the support of those who live in our communities. I have made many new friends and have enjoyed talking about the issues we are facing here in California. As I have said frequently, while we face many challenges, I firmly believe our potential is higher. I have also learned a lot since that time, how to be proactive with policy ideas and the continuing need for strong, conservative leadership at every level of government.

The biggest lesson I have learned, however, is that this is not the right time for me to serve in the Assembly. After a significant amount of prayer and discussions with my family, we have come to a decision that my best place is right where I am, with my family and working in the office of Congressman Hunter. I have been blessed with this journey and I cannot thank everyone enough for their significant encouragement and support. Congressman Hunter has gone out of his way to support my efforts and I will forever be thankful to him and his family for all they have done and continue to do for me and my family.

It was important to me to run a strong, positive campaign that focused on conservative principles and values and in a manner that not only reflected the true character of East County, but also one in which they could be proud. I know some will be disappointed by my decision, and for that I sincerely apologize. This decision is not a reflection of anything other than the fact that God has other plans for me that do not include Sacramento.

Thank you again, it was my honor.

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  1. Mike Harrison is a quality individual, dedicated to his family, the genuine article. I know it was a difficult decision. I wish him the best.

  2. I wish Mike only the best with his future plans, even if they do not include the Assembly.

  3. Mike Harrison is a good guy. Too bad he didn’t have the best team. Revolvis loses another one.

  4. If commenters are going to get petty, we’d suggest have the fortitude to use a real name.

  5. We need qualified individuals in all levels of government and Mike would have been a great asset in the Assembly representing us.

  6. Mike – Always enjoyed our talks and without your decision to run I wouldn’t have gotten to know you. Thank you for running a positive campaign. You’re a quality guy, sincere and authentic. I’m looking forward to seeing more of you. Happy for Seth and Sydney. May God bless you and your family. Let me know when our next Jefferson/Hamilton meeting is.

  7. Mike Harrison is a class act. He is bright and always follows through on issues and questions. I would have been so very proud to have voted for him to represent my family in the State Assembly. His time will come, and clearly his calling is closer to home. Good for you Michael. In the meantime, he enriches the representation for his constituents in this Congressional district. Be well.

  8. Mike Harrison great man with high and excellent standards. You’re an asset wherever you go!!! My support is with you in all you aspire to do… Always believe in you, always here for you…

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