In his concession speech, Farrow laughed and credited his unique sense of humour when he described what happened.
“So, we refer to these things as a good old arse whooping,” he told the room of 50, before thanking each and every person there for their help and support.
“There are a lot of sad faces here, but nobody should be sad at all, because I know that together with everybody in this room, we’ve worked extremely hard over the last two years, and I'm standing here tonight feeling extremely proud to know each and every one of you.”
Farrow told Sudbury.com that he isn’t taking the loss personally, and after a good night's sleep, some fishing, golf and time at camp, he’s excited to keep moving forward.“I'm going to continue to be very active in the Sudbury Liberal movement,” he said. “Quite frankly, I'm extremely proud tonight, because if you think about where we were four years ago, we had our provincial riding association that was all but declined, we had no money, and we had zero voter outreach, and in the couple of years I’ve been the candidate, we've raised some money, and we've really got a strong base.”He said the one platform item he wishes he was able to achieve is the vulnerable populations of Sudbury.
“We put our office downtown for this campaign specifically, and as a community, we need to do a better job serving the most vulnerable community.”Farrow said he enjoyed the campaign and his time with all the candidates, and is also thankful to Sudburians for turning out to vote. “I do want to say thank you to Sudburians who supported me and those who didn't for participating in the political process,” said Farrow. “Because although it was disappointing for me tonight, it is the right thing to do to participate in the political process.”Gilles Proulx, Liberal candidate for Nickel Belt, was watching the election at home with his family. Sudbury.com was unable to reach him for comment after the results.