Best of luck to our new and continuing moderators. You are a thoughtful and judicious group, and I'm confident that all of you will do fine work for EL&U.
To the nonwinning candidates, I just want to say thanks for running, and please stay as active and engaged in the site as you've been in the past. Two of you were my top two choices, and I know that you would have done a great job as well.
I enjoy this site immensely, but I think that it has room for improvement, most notably in encouraging newer users to ask and answer legitimate questions. One way to help make that happen is to recognize promising questions and answers with upvotes—and I plan to be less parsimonious in that regard than I've been in the past, especially in responding to users for whom an upvote can be quite encouraging and a downvote quite discouraging.
Ultimately our shared goal is a site full of good questions and good answers, not victory in a never-ending race for points.