From the Morales for JCCC Trustee website:
Family, friends and supporters:
You’ve made my campaign for JCCC Trustee one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life.
While we did not garner enough votes to secure a seat on the board, we did get almost 8 percent of all voters to support us. Thank you for making this an historic election.
Consider the magnitude of what we’ve accomplished:
In a county that is 90 percent white, 1 out of every 12 voters cast a ballot in a spring election to support a Hispanic candidate for a position on a board that since its inception has never seated an ethnic minority. What makes it even more incredible is that the candidate is also a full-time student and employee of that institution.
The almost 7,000 votes we earned convinced me to run for a seat on the board in two years. So, rest up folks because we have an election to win in 2011!
Thank you once again for your dedication to education and to Johnson County and its community college.
Your steadfast supporter,
Miguel M. Morales