A Minnesota town has elected a dog, Duke as the honorary mayor of Cormorant.
Despite not having an election campaign, the four legged seven-year-old won by a landslide according to locals.
The Independent reported that 12 people in Cormorant each paid a dollar to cast the votes that saw Duke emerge as the overall winner.
Voters said Duke guards the town and makes the community safer, even ensuring cars do not break the speed limit.
“He won by a landslide. He doesn’t know how to handle this publicity,” resident Tricia Maloney told WDAY6 .
“Poor Richard Sherbrook that owns the Cormorant Store, he didn’t even have half as many votes as Duke did.”
After winning, Duke was pampered with five hours of grooming and given a new outfit, making sure he will look his best when he is officially sworn in as mayor in a ceremony that will take place on Saturday.
Already enjoying the perks of public life Duke was donated a one year supply of dog food in lieu of a salary.