Frida the San Francisco Mayor
Owner Dean Clark presents Frida as the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida "Mayor of San Francisco for a Day" in San Francisco, Calif., Nov. 18, 2014. Frida, a previously unknown female Chihuahua, has won her first political office, being named Mayor for the day as part of a campaign to support the city's animal shelter.
Mayor Duke the Dog
Voters in Cormorant, Minnesota elected a dog named Duke as their mayor by a landslide.
In 2012, Hank the cat, took on former Virginia governors George Allen and Tim Kaine in a tightly fought contest for a Senate seat. He ran on a platform of job creation, but ultimately lost.
Lucy Lou, a red and white border collies has been mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, since 2008. The former mayor was a black lab.
A beer drinking goat named Clay Henry is the mayor of Lajitas, Texas.
The Year of the Goat
"Tired of rats, vote for a cat," says this campaign poster for Morris, a cat that is "running" for mayor of Jalapa, Mexico. In Mexico "rats" is a euphemism used for corrupt politicians.
Mayor Stubb, a manx cat, has been mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for the past 15 years.
Tuxedo Stanley became an international celebrity but lost a campaign to become mayor of Halifax, Nova Scotia.