Whidbey's mayoral race goes to the pets
October 21, 2011 · Updated 1:36 PM
To them a bailout is an unexpected opening in the fence and a tea party sounds like an opportunity to score a treat under the table. But Whidbey’s pet politicians stand united to ensure kids in Island County will always have the support they need in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County’s search for the next Mayor of Whidbey.
The agency, which matches children with mentors in the community, is bringing back the mayoral campaign as a fundraiser and fun way to teach Little Brothers and Little Sisters about politics in an election year, Peggy Dyer, executive director, said.
This year’s candidates include Brett Boon, a four-legged therapist; Cujo the cat, an author and anarchist; Murdock the peacock who likes seeds and disco music; Pepsi, who believes Democrats, Republicans and other parties all should unite in cuteness; Tristan Joiner, the three-legged dog; Ziggy Jones, who campaigns to shop local for dog biscuits; and Biscuit the dog, a true joy-bringer.
Check out their platforms at www.bbbsislandcounty.org and vote by Nov. 1. Each vote is a $1 donation that supports Whidbey children.
There’s still time to enter more candidates for a $10 fee on the BBBS web site.
The new mayor will be announced on Nov. 8.