Abernathy thanks supporters especially his parents.
"I think the people have spoken," he says.
He says his mother came in to the office every day to help with the campaign.
He says that the issues he heard about most from constituents during the campaign were mental health, cost of living and cost of power. He confirms that he will be putting his name forward for cabinet.
" I'm excited," he says to the group. "I'm around. I'm available. You know where to find me."