Mayor Stubbs

Mayor Stubbs

Longevity doesn't always come easy for public figures. Being honest helps, and the Mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska has never lied. There once a controversy concerning missing tuna, however.

Despite, Tuna-Gate, the Mayor of the town of 900 or so  remains exceedingly popular.

His name is Stubbs. And he's a part-Manx cat. He was elected when he was a mere kitten as a write-in "catidate."

Local publications noted, he was the best choice for the job - and after 15 years, he still is. Stubbs moonlights; his other job is at Nagley's General Store, when he greets a doting public and chases away vermin.

 

 

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  • Chasing away vermin would be a full time job in Chicago, regardless of the cat also being the mayor.

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