CORMORANT, Minn. (WCCO) — The new mayor of a Minnesota town is just 7-years-old, and he doesn’t say much.
Voters in Cormorant elected a dog named Duke by a landslide. The 12 people in the village each paid $1 to cast a vote.
After winning, Duke got 5 hours of grooming and a new outfit.
Duke will be officially sworn in on Saturday during the city’s annual fair.
As for the mayor’s salary, a pet food store is donating a year’s supply of kibble to reward him for his service.
The village of Cormorant is located in Northwestern Minnesota.
At 7, Duke is far from the youngest recent mayor in Minnesota. Bobby Tufts won the post when he was just 3 years old. He was recently unseated by Eric Mueller, who is a well-seasoned 16 years old.