4-Year-Old Mayor Is the Cutest Politician You Will Ever See
Subscribe to TheFW on
Experience isn’t always the most important qualification for a politician. Sometimes dimples work just fine.
The mayor of teeny, tiny Dorset, Minnesota (population 22) is a four-year-old boy named Robert “Bobbie” Tufts.
We don’t know if his senior advisor is Rubber Duckie or if he pledged naptime for all citizens, but Bobbie won the coveted post in a drawing the town has each year, in which a name is pulled out of a hat. It only costs a dollar to enter and you don’t have to live in the town, which just goes to show Dorset treats its community a little bit differently than, say, every other town in the world.
Bobbie’s term will come to a close in August, but his constituents have certainly taken a shine to him. One person in town said, “He’s right in your face and well-spoken. You can’t imagine what a ball of fire he is. He’s amazing. He’s just completely amazing.”
As part of his mayoral duties, Bobbie helps people cross the street, as well as cheers up the townsfolk by singing and dancing. Of course, being the age of four, you can’t help but wonder if he’s tried to get a Thomas the train station to roll through town, too.
Unlike many other politicians, Bobbie seems untainted by scandal — for now, anyway. The tot, who has yet to finish kindergarten, claims to only have one girlfriend. But we all know how power attracts scandal, right?