To the editor:

I’m writing to thank voters of the 6th District who voted in the mid-term election, including those who voted for me, the Independent in this race. I admire Richard Tisei for running a great campaign, and congratulate Seth Moulton on winning the congressional election. I wish him success and am happy to help in any way that I can to make the district as strong as possible.

I certainly knew from the start that running as an Independent was an uphill battle. However, a message shared by so many of us in the moderate middle needs to be delivered. We need to elect stateswomen and statesmen who have the courage to compromise to begin solving the important issues of our time, regardless of what a party says. As well, my campaign message never veered from what I see as the main issues: jobs, the economy and ending gridlock. I hope that our campaign helped bring focus to these most critical issues.

I appreciate the support of my campaign team and all my old and new friends, and am very grateful to my wife and children for their love and support. Finally, I would like to thank the regional print media of the 6th District for including me in the discussion on numerous occasions. Doing so helped deliver our important message. A free — and responsible — press is essential to our democracy.

Christopher Stockwell

Marblehead

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