Fact or Fiction: Cat For Mayor?


Cade Schafer, Journalist

For many people, Election Day is often considered one of great importance. However, not everyone has the same ideas of what makes a good representative. In 1997, a citizen in an Alaskan town decided that the individual who embodied their ideals the best was Stubbs, the cat. With zero qualifications and no platform experience, this cat won the election in a landslide, as no other candidates arose. Despite the mixed opinion of some, many grew fond of him because of his habit of not interfering much with their lives. Even after a harrowing experience with an unleashed dog, Stubbs endured and kept up his career for a total of 20 years.

UPDATE: Turns out this cat was mayor-material! Click here to learn more.