Honorary Mayor of Eastsound
Mayoral Race 2015

WHAT IS THE EASTSOUND MAYORAL CAMPAIGN?

The race is an annual fundraiser sponsored by and benefiting Children’s House, a childhood early-learning center supporting island families for more than 40 years.  Despite occasional mudslinging, the race is always good-natured and offers both the community and island visitors an opportunity to support an establishment committed to early childhood development.

 

WHO IS THE CURRENT MAYOR?
Golden Retriever Jack won the 2014 race campaigning successfully as the "Blind Visionary." He was Sponsored and Managed by owners of Jillery, which is where you'll find him hanging out most days of the week.  His term concludes when the new winner is announced following the election July 4th. The key to theVillage will be exchanged at the Children's House booth at 2:30 PM.

WHAT IS THE 2015 CAMPAIGN TIMELINE?
Candidates hit the campaign trail officially Saturday, May 23rd and wrap up July 4th when the winner is announced following the Independence Parade.

 

 

 

WHO'S RUNNING in 2015?

Sponsored by:
Deer Harbor Charters

Campaign Manager(s):
Alex Callen

Sponsored by:
Orcas Arts and Gifts

Campaign Manager(s):
Raymond Harvey, Courtney Ray

Sponsored by:
Ray's Pharmacy

Campaign Manager(s):
Janice Williams/Greg Sawyer

 

Sponsored by:
Nest

Campaign Manager(s):
Jody Foster

Sponsored by:
The Lower Tavern

Campaign Manager(s):
Hailey Crowe

 

WHERE CAN GET THE SCOOP ON THE CANDIDATES?
Want to review their slogans, best tricks, likes, dislikes, favorite pet toys, priorities and more? Download the Voter's Guide

DO I HAVE TO BE AN ISLAND NATIVE TO VOTE?
Absolutely not. You don’t even have to be an American citizen or human. (Is this a great island or what?) You do have to buy your candidate into office using American currency (or by pledging full shares of your Berkshire Hathaway A stock.)

WHERE ON THE ISLAND CAN I VOTE?
The easiest way to vote in the privacy of your own home is online via oich.org, which - thanks to our merchant provider PayPal charges $.32 cents for the first $1 pledge. To get more bang for your buck, pledge more than $1 there or drop your donation of any size off at any of the polling boxes in businesses around town.

WHERE ARE THESE BOXES PLACED?
Boxes are strategically placed from Deer Harbor to Olga in more than 25 local and Sponsor businesses.

WILL THE CANDIDATES BE TELEVISING DEBATES?
No. Due to tight deadlines, each candidate will be campaigning individually, dishing dirt and refuting charges via their Web sites, Twitter or blogs. The best way to learn about each candidate’s platform is through the official race communication site at http://orcasislandmayor.wordpress.com. These links will keep you up-to-date on each candidate’s background, their endorsements, grooming habits and diet, as well as issues they stand for.

Also, read the latest gossip via Twitter by searching and following on Twitter #OrcasMayorsRace, ChildrensHouse1, Orcas Mayor Watch  or anywhere tweets are frequently unleashed, biased and strangely informational.

 WHEN DOES THE ELECTION END?
The election process wraps up Sat., July 4 at 2 P.M. when the Web site closes, ballot boxes are collected and votes are tallied. Minute-by-minute updates are posted live at the Children’s House Mayoral Race booth in the Farmers Market. (Later that week, ballots will be discovered in a missing box in Florida and added to the total, so final results will be posted online and tweeted.) 

 WHAT IF I DON'T KNOW WHO TO VOTE FOR?
Consult your Ouiga board, a palmist or psychic. Then put a $1,000 on ANY candidate. If you’re dog- orca or bird-phobic, select a candidate based on actual platform. If still undecided, choose the candidate with longest tongue, funniest ears, sweetest disposition or biggest brain. It doesn’t matter.  Every vote counts and directly benefits the children of Orcas Island Children’s House.


ORCAS ISLAND CHILDREN'S HOUSE
36 Pea Patch Lane | Eastsound, Washington 98245 | 360.376.4744
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