Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 23 October 2014

Boy, four, is mayor of US town

Bobby Tufts was only three when he won election last year as mayor of Dorset, Minnesota (AP)

In the tiny Minnesota tourist town of Dorset, the mayor is a short guy known for his fondness of ice cream and fishing, he has the county's top cop in his pocket - and is only four years old.

Mayor Robert "Bobby" Tufts was only three when he won election last year as mayor of Dorset, a town of little more than 20 people in the lakes and pines of northern Minnesota.

Bobby can pull it off because the job is ceremonial. His only major act so far has been to put ice cream at the top of the food pyramid.

Hubbard county sheriff Cory Aukes is a fan, calling Bobby "a cute little bugger".

The child mayor is seeking a second term next month.

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