The friendship between Tom Bradshaw and John Alexander has lasted more than 40 years, and has revolved around YMCA gymnasiums.
Bradshaw has been dedicated to the Y since he went to youth camps growing up. And Alexander, whose father got involved decades ago, has spent much of his life at the YMCA.
They’re both on the executive board of the YMCA of the Triangle and on other community boards.
This year they both want to be the state senator for the northern part of Wake County.