Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 08, 2012
With the Presidential election now complete, the dust has begun to settle on campaigns up and down the ballot. Candidates from both political parties won the various races, with the national and local results favoring the Democrats, and the statewide races favoring the Republicans. These officeholders, and soon-to-be officeholders will now make preparations to perform the functions and duties of their elected positions, as the nation wraps up the election cycle.
Vik Vad, the Republican candidate for Tax Assessor in Travis County, which includes most of the greater Austin area, was unable to get the necessary totals to win the race, however, the campaign considered the race a win due to the amount of outreach, and the outpouring of support county-wide. "It has been a great honor and a privilege to represent a large number of people," Vad stated. "Over 126,000 people voted our way, and that itself is a statement to the impact that our campaign had on the community."
Early in the season, Vik Vad was elected as a delegate to the State Convention, after being nominated at the County Convention. Here, he made the necessary contacts to solidify his support base, culminating in a primary election win. "These first months were crucial, especially since this was my first political campaign," explained Vad. "It takes some time for people to get to know you, become comfortable with you, then become energized and actively support you."
After the primary, and with a smaller field of candidates left, the party rallied behind Vad as he began to prepare for the final showdown. Mr. Vad began a sincere attempt to reach out to communities that had swing voters or Independents, as well as various minority groups county-wide. "I felt that the Tax Office serves everyone, and so it was important for me to reach out to everyone," he said. Due to this effort, momentum began to build for the campaign, as many in the community saw the potential positive impact of Vad's platform issue of analyzing and upgrading the information architecture of the office for easier customer interfacing, as well as long term cost savings and security.
But the national political winds had shifted, dealing a blow to the campaign on Election Day. "I wanted to congratulate my opponent, Bruce Elfant, on his win, and thank him for running a positive campaign. I am proud that we both ran our campaigns with dignity and respect," Vad expressed. Vik Vad also thanked his many supporters, volunteers, and the voters themselves for participating in the process. "A special thank you to Dr. Rosemary Edwards, the Party Chair, for believing in me right from the beginning, and helping me at every step of the way throughout the election cycle," he added. "I look forward to the future, and the many opportunities that have arisen from this run for public office, and I look forward to continuing to be active in bettering our community."