The race is on! Voting begins for annual mayoral race

Pearl Boy

Voting has opened for the 2011 Mayoral race held as an annual fundraiser for Children’s House infant, toddler and preschool center.

The six four-footed, furry candidates ready to sit, stay, roll over and beg for your vote include Christian and Megan Heisinger’s dog Oliver; Grace, a dog sponsored by Don Pencil Woodturning, LLC; Pearl Boy, a shades-sporting white bunny rabbit put forth by the kids of Children’s House; Paycey, a papillon sponsored by Island Irrigation and Kaleidoscope Preschool and Childcare Center; Pogo, a wee terrier sporting a snazzy beard who’s sponsored by the Orcas Village Store; and a lone cat, Ember, of the McKenney and Wolfe families.

All proceeds directly benefit the children of Orcas Island Children’s House.

Each $1 donation buys a vote; each person can vote as often as they wish.

Voting booths will be set up at the Village Green every Saturday until the 4th of July parade, when the winner will be announced. People can also vote at various business around Orcas, or online at