French Bulldog Elected Mayor Of US Town
The winner of the US presidential election may still be undecided, but one small town in Kentucky has elected a dog named Wilbur Beast as its mayor with a landslide victory.
According to a report in NDTV, the small community of Rabbit Hash in Kentucky chose the French bulldog to be their new leader. Wilbur Beast won the election by 13,143 votes, according to the Rabbit Hash Historical Society, which owns the town.
“Mayoral election in Rabbit Hash has been called! Wilbur Beast is the new mayor with an amazing 13,143 votes (highest winning total ever) toward an election total of 22,985!” the Rabbit Hash Historical Society announced in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
Wilbur’s duties, once he assumes office, will be to help raise money for the Rabbit Hash Historical Society and other charitable causes.
Jack Rabbit the beagle and Poppy the golden retriever came in second and third, respectively. Lady Stone, a 12-year-old border collie, retained her position as ambassador of the town.
According to reports, Rabbit Hash, an unincorporated community along the Ohio River, has been electing a dog as its mayor since the 1990s. Residents of the community cast their votes by donating $1 to the Historical Society.