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Hilary joins Bernie on Senior Center’s Dream Team for Unofficial Mayor

Rooting for Bernie? Pushing for Hilary? In a remarkable show of unity, Bernie and Hilary have combined their campaigns to run for Unofficial Mayor(s) of Vashon! In a joint statement, they said, “As seniors ourselves, we know the importance of Vashon’s Senior Center to the health and well-being of Island seniors, and to the vitality of the entire community.”

Bernie O’Malley and Hilary Emmer, both long-time Vashon residents and activists, are running on the Bernie-Hilary Unity ticket with a goal of raising $25,000 for the Senior Center’s two transportation programs, Bluebird Medical Transportation and the Lunch Care-a-Van. These are critical programs that have a powerful and positive impact in the community.

Bernie is a familiar face around town… he and his family operate the produce stand in front of the Hardware Store Restaurant every Friday and Saturday from May through September. He has been one of the Island Elves raising funds for Vashon Youth and Family Services and the Food Bank.

Hilary is a tireless advocate for the Island and has been at the forefront of efforts to improve social services, housing, transportation and access to medical and dental care for those who cannot afford it.

While Bernie “can’t wait to ride in his convertible in the Strawberry Festival parade,” Hilary insists “that she’ll be doing the driving.” Until then look for the brightly labeled recycled water jugs that Bernie has put around town that await your dollars…one dollar equals one vote…to benefit the Senior Center. “Vote again and again and again. Don’t worry if you’re not a registered voter, or if you’re a Republican, Democrat or Independent. Every vote and every dollar counts.”

Remember, your vote for Bernie and Hilary is a vote of support for island seniors and the Senior Center.