The campaigns are over, the ads have disappeared and the signs are put away. So now what? First of all, thank you to the voters of Chautauqua County for participating in the greatest democracy in the world. Second, thank you to those who stepped forward to say they wanted to make a difference by voicing their ideas and putting their reputation and personal experience up for public scrutiny. Third, thank you to the campaign financial donors, volunteers, debate organizers, media professionals, and our election officials who rallied behind a candidate, a cause, or our democratic process to ensure a fair election of our local government leaders.