20 Animals That Ran For Political Office

As more and more candidates throw their hat into the ring for the 2016 Presidential Election in the United States, we thought it would be cool to look at some other candidates that have run for political office over the years. These are not your typical candidates though, as they are all animals! Yes, your furry friend can run for office and even win the election in some towns! Check out these 20 animals that have run for political office over the years.


Bosco looks so fancy and dressed up in that photo, but that is what you would expect from the mayor! He served as mayor of Sunol, California from 1981-1994, which is a very long time, especially in dog years.

Mae Poulet

This chicken is owned by TV host/activist/council member Charlotte Laws. Mae Poulet ran for Vice President in 2012, but we all know that did not end well for Mae.


This is Colossus, who was a gorilla at Benson’s Wild Animal Farm in New Hampshire. Back in 1980, the animal farm tried to get Colossus on the ballot for the New Hampshire Republican Presidential Primary. The Republicans did not allow it and instead they went with Ronald Reagan.

Morris the Cat

In 2013, Morris the Cat ran for mayor of Xalapa, Mexico. He did not win, but maybe he can apply for a job at 9Lives?