Meet Stubbs, the Cat Mayor!

 

How can an elected official get away with sleeping on the job and still have an extremely high approval rating? Well, in the case of Stubbs, the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, it’s because he’s a cat. Yep, this town has had a feline in its highest office for over 15 years, making him one of the longest-serving mayors in the United States!

Located at the base of Mount McKinley, the 800 or so residents of this tiny town elected Stubbs into office as a write-in candidate because they were dissatisfied with the humans on the ballot. Stubbs became the mayor, a position that is largely symbolic, when he was just a kitten.

These days, Stubbs spends his time in the mayoral office, which doubles as a general store. The store’s manager, Lauri Stec, told CNN that Talkeetna is satisfied with their cat mayor, because, “He doesn’t raise our taxes — we have no sales tax. He doesn’t interfere with business. He’s honest.” Another perk of having a feline as a mayor? Stubbs has made Talkeetna a tourist attraction!

You can subscribe to Facebook updates from Mayor Stubbs here, and check the next page for video!

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79 comments

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rogers1 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

Christopher M.
Christopher M.3 years ago

How about a cat defense attorney, Purry Mason, or a cat soldier, Sgt. Furry

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thanks for the share!

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton3 years ago

Probably get more sense out of him than most politicians!

Elaine A.
Elaine Al Meqdad3 years ago

I'd Vote for him!!!

Debbie M.
Debbie Miller3 years ago

Interesting... looks like it works for that town :)

Brian S.
Brian Sklar3 years ago

Probably less harmful than Sarah Palin...and doesn't quit in the middle of his first term. Maybe a good running mate for Mitt.

Darla G.
Darla G.3 years ago

Wish we had a cat mayor in my town....it would be a definite improvement.

J.L. A.
JL A.3 years ago

So appropo

Mari Garcia
Mari Garcia3 years ago

Nice.