Mony Nop announced he was conceding the mayor’s race in Livermore, California, on Thursday.
Nop lost the race to John Marchand. He congratulated his opponent in a statement given to The Independent.
“Regrettably, based on the most recent results, I am conceding my race for Livermore Mayor. I wish John Marchand good luck serving Livermore,” Nop wrote in the statement.
“I love making a difference in the lives of others. I came here as a child from Cambodia with nothing and have been very blessed by this community and all that you have given my family. I ran for Mayor to give back to the community that has made such a difference in my life.”
According to Patch, Nop is a realtor and former police officer who has lived in Livermore since 1995. He ran his campaign on providing safety and security in Livermore. He was also passionate about building affordable housing.
“I have been proud to run a strong campaign,” Nop said in his concession statement. “It has been a great and humbling honor to meet and speak with so many people in all the Livermore neighborhoods, walking door-to-door. Every conversation was important to me, and I will take everything with me as I continue to find other ways to be of service to my community.”
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