THE FUTURE CAN BE OURS: Holiday Greetings to All!






Dear Friend,

Just wanted to thank everybody who voted for me in this past election on
November 8th!

I ended up with about 38% of the vote: 122,866 votes! I improved about 3%
from 2014.

Also much appreciated are those who donated to my campaign financially!
Thank you many times over! I’m still paying off one final debt, so if you
or anyone else would like to make a financial contribution at this point,
please feel free to go to my website at
and click on “Make a Donation.” Be sure to provide your name, your
address, the name of your employer and your occupation. This is required
by the Federal Election Commission.

The political seas were quite tumultuous during this past campaign season,
and I deeply appreciate all those who offered a word of encouragement to
me. I especially want to thank my sister, Nancy, who, as a senior advisor,
provided much helpful advice and feedback.

As a full-time public high school English teacher, I can happily report
that our district’s semester ended yesterday, so that today I finally have
a chance to write this letter of gratitude to all those who supported me
in my campaign.

As Caroline Kennedy has said: “It’s true, Christmas can feel like a lot of
work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the
Christmases in your life, you’ll find you’ve created family traditions and
lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to
keep a family together over the long haul.”

I buy into that thought because my parents provided a meaningful and
generous Christmas to my sister, brother and me throughout our childhood,
and I’m deeply grateful for that. And in my adult life, I find it to be
true for my daughter, myself and my stepson.

And similarly for Hanukkah–the 8-day Jewish “Festival of Lights”–as well
that happens to begin this year in the evening today, the 24th, a rare
occurrence. This is the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar.

So I wish you and yours a happy holiday season in every way through the
challenges and drama that from time to time occurs.

Thanks again to those who voted for me and for your support, and Happy New
Year for 2017!


W. John Williamson

Scottsdale, Arizona

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