The 7 Pets Who Have Run for Political Office in the US

Max I & Max II: Mayors of Idyllwild

Idyllwild, California is a non-incorporated town that had no politicians until 2012, when a local animal rescue sponsored the town's first election.

Duke: Mayor of Cormorant Village

Superior Pyranees Duke garnered all but one vote in his 2016 reelection campaign for a third term, having been elected as Cormorant Village, Michigan's ceremonial mayor in 2014.

Stubbs: Mayor of Talkeetna

A 19-year tenure of office that most politicians can only dream of was experienced by the mayor of the small Alaskan town of Talkeetna.

Lincoln: Mayor of Fair Haven

There are more animals besides dogs and cats that run for office. Lincoln, a three-year-old Nubian goat, defeated sixteen other contenders to become the mayor of Fair Haven

Lucy Lou: Mayor of Rabbit Hash

When border collie Lucy Lou was elected Rabbit Hash, Kentucky's first female mayor in 2008, she joined the pantheon of feminist icons.

Parker: Mayor of Georgetown

Bernese Mountain Dog, age five Parker has been serving as Georgetown, Colorado's honorary mayor since 2020, and he is enjoying his role.

Sweet Tart: Mayor of Omena

In 2018, city council elections were held in Omena, Michigan, a community of 300 people, with one requirement: the candidates had to be animals.