In 2012, Dorset, Minnesota had a 3-year-old mayor. He even “received” reelection the next yr. And little question the townspeople had been relieved since he ran on a no-nonsense platform of “Be good and no poopy speak.” If solely different politicians might take a web page from his marketing campaign technique.
How does a city get a 3-year-old mayor?
In keeping with TODAY (again in 2015): “James grew to become the ceremonial head of this northern Minnesota vacationer city of about 22 individuals this month as his title was drawn from the poll bucket on the annual Style of Dorset meals pageant. It price $1 for every vote forged.”
James shouldn’t be the one pint-sized mayor the city has ever seen. TODAY additionally reported: “He hit the marketing campaign path operating, with an skilled political adviser shut at hand. His 6-year-old brother, Robert, who made nationwide headlines when he served two phrases as mayor at ages 3 and 4, taught him tips on how to shake palms and look voters within the eye.”
A ceremonial place
After all, the place is ceremonial. The tiny city is run by a small group of enterprise house owners.
However that doesn’t imply the mini-mayors don’t take their jobs significantly. In keeping with ABC 7 Information (cited beneath): “Each James and Robert Tufts have lengthy been contributing members of their neighborhood, even at their younger ages. The 2 usually volunteer their time to assist the Salvation Military, plant gardens, and lift cash for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.”
Robert stated of James: “He doesn’t do an excessive amount of imply stuff, and I taught him tips on how to be good.”
In keeping with their mom, they “take all of it in stride.” And neither has plans to enter politics long-term. Each boys needed to be fishermen after they develop up final time they had been requested.