|Stubbs the Cat, Mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska.|
Picture from his Facebook page.
That's pretty much all to say about him, really. He's been Mayor for 15 years. It's a ceremonial role, which doesn't require a lot of work, which is good, because he apparently doesn't do a lot.
He was adopted as a kitten by the manager of Nagley's General Store, so that's his base of operations - but also visits the other businesses in the area, sharing his Mayoral dignity and cat hair around the town.
He's a very dignified Mayor, who drinks his water from a wine glass with catnip floating in it, attracts tourists to the town, and requires belly-rubs from his constituents.
|Photo taken from Time News|
Photo credited to Nagley's General Store.
How a cat got to be Mayor must be an interesting story - but doesn't seem to be recorded anywhere.
There's the legend - that he was a write-in candidate in an election where no-one liked the human candidates. That is only legend, because there never was an election, it's an unincorporated area and doesn't have Mayoral elections.
Facebook: Stubbs Mayor Cat https://www.facebook.com/subbsmayorcat
Time News: Cat Marks 15 Years as Mayor of Alaskan Town http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/07/17/cat-marks-15-years-as-mayor-of-alaska-town/
Wikipaedia: Talkeetna Alaska http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talkeetna,_Alaska#Government