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.