Thank you to everyone who supported my candidacy for Missoula mayor. I am grateful to so many people - to members of my family who helped with campaign finances, social media, and support and to political supporters who made thousands of phone calls, knocked on thousands of doors, put up signs, and handed out campaign literature . I'm grateful to political directors for consulting with me on strategy, messaging, speech preparation, and planning. I also want to thank those of you who donated to my campaign, held fundraisers for me, and did everything you could to help me. Please know that I am extremely grateful to each and every one of you.
Lastly, I would especially like to thank Missoula voters. Those of you who believed that I would have made a difference if I'd been elected, who went out of your way to contact me and who offered advice as well as support, have made running for office one of the most important things I've ever done in my life. It is because of you, that I have learned my direction will continue to be serving this community in some elected office in the near future. I hope you will continue to support me.
I will not be asking you to vote for another candidate in the upcoming general election. Instead, because many of you have asked if you could write my name in for Mayor, the answer is YES. Please do WRITE IN SHAWN KNOPP for Mayor. Please understand that a write-in candidate can't win the mayoral race. If you write my name in, be sure to blacken in the oval, your vote will be counted. It will be a statement that you support the leadership I would have provided if I'd been elected mayor of our community. I think it's important that those of us who want change, that we all can be proud of, stick together. My website at ShawnKnoppForMayor.com will continue to be active and I look forward to hearing from you anytime.
Candidate for Missoula Mayor 2021