Alaska Mayor Is Purrfect For The Job

The mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, is celebrating his 15th year on the job. Stubbs is as popular as the day he was elected. Townspeople voted for the cat as a write-in candidate out of disappointment with human candidates. They've kept Stubs around ever since as an honorary mayor.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renée Montagne. The mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska is celebrating his 15th year on the job. No worries about term limits for this mayor. Stubbs, so named because he's missing half a tail, is as popular as the day he was elected. Townspeople voted for him as a write-in candidate even though he's a cat out of disappointment with the human candidates and Stubbs has been mayor ever since - honorary mayor.

He's helped the economy, though. Tourists flock the town just to see him. It's MORNING EDITION.

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