Letters to the Editor

Support Jack for four-legged mayor

Jack, the one-eyed chocolate lab, wants your vote. The political season is upon us and the most important race you can get involved in is one that supports young people in our community. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County is running the first ever “Mayor of Whidbey Island” fundraiser to support mentorship. People nominate their favorite animal to represent Whidbey Island for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

For many, pets are our best friends, they give us unconditional love and support. Children need that too, and sometimes their lives are lacking such things. A Big Brother or Big Sister can provide that to a child in need.

As Jack’s campaign manager, I ask for your support. Jack is 14 years old and has lived on Whidbey Island his whole life. If elected, he promises fire hydrants on every corner and a tennis ball in every pocket. You will not be “barking up the wrong tree” with Jack. Jack has mentored several puppies and I feel he would best represent the ideals of friendship and trust that are the hallmarks of the Big Brother Big Sister program. Vote early and vote often!

Votes are cast by a $1 donation to the candidate of your choice on the BBBS website, at any BBBS office or by donating to the candidate directly. You may vote as many times as you wish, for as many candidates as you wish. Voters need not be Whidbey Island residents to vote, and stuffing the ballot box is encouraged. Voting ends on election day, Nov. 2. The winning candidate will be announced on Wednesday, Nov. 3, and may make a special appearance at the Festival of Trees Auction.

John Dyer

Oak Harbor

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