4-year-old boy serves as official town mayor

By Patrick Santomauro, Producer, psantomauro@wkmg.com
Published On: May 15 2013 08:53:01 AM EDT
Updated On: May 15 2013 09:16:11 AM EDT
Mayor Robert 'Bobby' Tufts
DORSET, Minn. -

Most 4-year-olds are just learning to read and write and preparing for their first pre-K class, but one boy in Minnesota has a much bigger task to handle -- running a town.

Robert "Bobby" Tufts serves as the official mayor of Dorset, a small town with a population of just 26 residents.

Little Bobby was named mayor for the year when his name was chosen from a hat at a town festival. Any resident can enter into the mayoral race by paying the $1 fee.

Previous candidates have included chickens and cats.

Mayor Tufts told Local 6 affiliate WCCO that he loves fishing, singing and dancing. The mayor claims he is a better fisherman than his father.

Unfortunately, this up-and-coming political force is taken; Mayor Tufts says he has a girlfriend named Sophia.

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