This letter is to thank all the individuals and businesses that supported my candidacy for unofficial mayor on the VIPP ticket. This support allowed me to finish a respectable second among five highly qualified candidates, even though I was the last to enter the race.
In addition to allowing “ballot jars” at their businesses, special thanks goes to the following businesses that made separate cash contributions; they are listed in no particular order: Minglement, Kronos, Camp Colvos, Eyeland Optical, LS Cedar, Gravy, IGA, Pandora’s Box, Luna Bella’s, Marc Langland DDS, Café Luna, Vashon Pharmacy, Patty’s Place and Vashon Athletic Club.
A special shout-out to the following businesses that also promoted the “voting” by prominently placing the “ballot jars,” thereby resulting in increased results: Vashon Tea Shop, Island Lumber, Rock Island Pizza, Thriftway, Island Queen, Fair Isle Veterinary Clinic and Vashon Theatre.
I also want to include a special mention for an off-island business, Natural Pet Pantry, which made a generous contribution to the “voting.”
Again, thank you all for the support. I look forward to personally thanking you with a wag, a lick and bark when I see you most Saturday mornings in town. Petting always is welcome.
VIPP’s tripod Candidate