A four-year-old boy named Robert “Bobby” Tufts has retained his seat as mayor after he was re-elected during last weekend’s “Taste of Dorset” festival. The 4-year-old boy mayor was first elected last year at age 3.
Dorset only holds around 25 citizens, meaning that the annual mayoral race is always up for grabs. In Lieu of tradition voting, citizens and visitors of Dorset are able to cast their votes all year long by donating one dollar to the city. Dorset officials then collect these dollars and use the funds to put on the Taste of Dorset festival. It is at this festival that all of the nominations are placed in a tub, and a blind volunteer then picks a name out. The picked name is deemed the new mayor.
Young Bobby’s name was picked for the second straight year, meaning he retains his rule atop the Dorset throne. This may all seem like luck, but remember that the 4-year-old boy mayor likely had several more votes in the random drawing than anyone else. As it should be, the people’s voice has been heard in Dorset Minnesota.
Bobby celebrated his victory with an ice-cream cone. Mitt Romney had similar celebration plans had he won the election last year.
The 4-year-old boy mayor has already done terrific work raising money for charities around the Dorset area. His plans for the next 365 days include raising money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, as well as developing a new welcome sign for Dorset.
God speed, little man. I hope you don’t turn into a cynical, back-stabbing politico like everyone on House of Cards.