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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! What did you do when you were 4 years old? I don't know, probably some amazing stuff right? But did you get elected for Mayor of a city? Not everyone can put that on their resume but Robert "Bobby" Tufts seems to have quite a bright future because at 4 years old he's now the mayor of a tiny tourist town in northern Minnesota. But that's not the twist. Apparently it's not the first time because he was elected for the second time.


According to the Washington Post, Mayor Tufts' name was picked yesterday during the annual Taste of Dorset festival to be mayor of Dorset for a second term. The town has no formal city government and a population of just 22 to 28, depending on whether the minister and his family are in town. The voting wasn't exactly rigorous, though. Anyone could vote as many times as they like—for $1 a vote—at any of the ballot boxes in stores around town, and a random man was picked from the crowd to draw the name out of a clear tub (after being blindfolded twice).


Bobby's plan as mayor is to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley and to get a new welcome sign for Dorset, which bills itself as the Restaurant Capital of the World. The town already raised $750 from a walk this summer and planned to donate half the proceeds of yesterday's T-shirt sales to the charity. 

How much work is there to do in a city with 22-28 people? Like really. I'm not underestimating the job but i'm just saying. But congratulations to young Bobby on his "re-election." I'm sure he'll do a great job in running the restaurant capital of the world. My name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.