Cormorant, MN –More and more often we read about animals running (and winning) political positions. It may seem like a joke to many but sadly, most human politicians are also a joke and people nowadays trust more a dog to become a mayor than any human. From that perspective, it kind of makes sense, doesn’t it?
At least it must be like that for this town in Minnesota because the dog that was elected mayor, was actually reelected for the third consecutive term. He’s probably done more for the community than the former mayors.
This adorable four-legged politician is a 9-year-old Great Pyrenees called Duke and he was first elected mayor in 2014 at the town’s annual Cormorant Daze Festival. That year the residents paid $1 each to cast their ballots in the mayoral election and with 12 write-in votes, Duke won.
Next year he was reelected again and this year, he even ran unopposed. He must be doing something right in the town.
Duke was sworn as a mayor last week in a two-minute ceremony in which, –according to CBS Minnesota– Steve Sorenson, chairman of Cormorant Township, set forth Duke’s duties:
“You are about to em-bark upon a great time of service, tremendous personal and professional growth. If you accept this challenge and these responsibilities, please bark or pant.”
And Duke panted… Now his year starts and the town seems very enthusiastic about it. You can follow Duke on Facebook and keep track of him. Just follow this link.
For now, check out some of his pictures!