Richmond Mayor Dave Snow has issued a statement after losing his reelection bid to Republican Ron Oler. Snow released the statement on social media Wednesday and said, quote, “I’ve had a lot of people ask me how I’m feeling today. My overwhelming feeling is thankful. I’m so grateful for this community, and everyone who has lifted and inspired me over these past 8 years." He goes on to say "This time in office has been a dream job for me, and I have enjoyed every minute I’ve had to work with such a wonderful team. Every single person that works for our city is passionate about the work they do, and getting to work alongside each of them has been a humbling experience I will carry with me for years to come." He ends his statement with " Always fight for the beauty and authenticity of our amazing city." and "Thank You". Snow was serving his second term as mayor. He secured around 39 percent of the vote, while his opponent Ron Oler garnered 51 percent.