20 Animals That Ran For Political Office

Willie Bean

In Fairhope, Alabama, Willie Bean ran for mayor. His campaign slogan was “A Doggone good choice,” but the people did not agree and he was not elected.

Billy Gumboot

The people of Whangamomona, New Zealand, were upset when they were moved into another region when redistricting took place in 1989. They protested this move and decided to create the Republic of Whangamomona. The first president was a person, but in 1999 they elected Billy Gumboot as their president!

Mayor Duke

The people of Cormorant, Minnesota, spoke out and they decided to elect Duke as their mayor in 2014. We are hoping things didn’t get off to a ruff start for him.


Stubbs the Cat has been mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, since 1997. That’s a pretty long for a cat, maybe Obama should take some notes.