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.READ MORE: Itchy Eyes? Scratchy Throats? Allergies Likely Not To Blame This Summer
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.READ MORE: How Can People Limit Water Use At Home? Do Small Changes Make A Difference?
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.MORE NEWS: Friends Remember Mack Motzko and Sam Schuneman, Killed In Orono Crash
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.