Turns out there is a small town in Minnesota that allows anybody to be mayor. When they mean anybody, they even mean 4 year olds like their curreny mayor running for re-election. This position is no pay and no responsibilities.
Robert Tufts is like many other 4-year-old boys: He likes fishing, sticks and daycare. But he’s different from his peers in at least one significant respect: He’s the appointed leader of his town.
Tufts became mayor of tiny Dorset, Minn., when he was only 3.
Dorset, a community of between 20 and 30 people, is known for its annual Taste of Dorset festival, during which the new mayor is appointed.
According to Yahoo!’s Shine blog, the people pick their mayor by randomly pulling a name out of a hat. Anyone can enter the mayoral race, as long as he or she pays the $1 entrance fee. Robert’s mom, Emma Tufts, told the blog that her son actually campaigned for the job by handing out pins to local businesses.