Democracy at work:
Mayor Stubbs has been at the helm of the small town of Talkeetna, Alaska for 15 years – an impressive feat for any elected official, but even more so considering Stubbs is a cat.
The part-manx is popular among residents, who voted him into office in a write-in election a decade and a half ago when he was a kitten, after rejecting the human candidates on the ballot.
“Lo and behold, Stubbs the cat won the write-in that year,” one resident told NBC affiliate WBBH. “And he’s been our mayor ever since.”