September 7, 2007

This has been a busy summer considering how early it is in the campaign, and I know that the next twelve months will go by quickly with lots of pressures on my time. Jennifer Dunn’s sudden passing makes a person stop and think. Besides being a great role model of how to be a public servant, she was a great role model of how to set life priorities. I’ll keep working on emulating both parts of her legacy. In that spirit, I’ll be making time tomorrow to join my extended family in welcoming my cousin, Air Force Captain Morgan Ellison, on her return home after a deployment to Afghanistan this past year. Morgan was awarded a Purple Heart after surviving and driving out of an ambush, and we are all grateful for her safe return. We have been truly blessed.