Dog elected for third term as mayor of Minnesota town
Hopefully he has a human chief of staff.
Duke the Great Pyrenees is the only dog that's ever been elected mayor in America, and he proudly serves the people of Cormorant, a tiny Western Minnesota town with about 1,000 residents. He was just reelected for his third year-long term.
According to WDAY 6, Duke, 9, is nearing the end of his second term. At the 6th Annual Cormorant Daze festival this past weekend, Duke celebrated his inevitable reelection.
Locals say Duke has a high approval rating.
"I don't know who would run against him," Karen Nelson told WDAY 6. "He's done such great things for the community."
According to Duke's owner David Rick, the pup was originally elected by accident via write-in votes. Only 12 votes were reportedly cast in that 2014 election.
We have no idea what Duke's policy initiatives are, or if Cormorant has term limits, but we wish the Mayor and his town well.
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