16 Year Old Ousts Mayor In Minnesota. Former Mayor Was 5
The business of politics is tough. The only way anyone can be in it, is to be a person that likes the sting of battle.
The taste of victory is sweet, but be able to live with defeat. And even with victory, it's going to be defeat in the end.
Someone is going to come along and knock you out of office. That exactly what happened in Dorset, Minnesota.
The town is located about 150 miles Northwest of Minneapolis. The population is as high as 28 at times and it has no formal city government.
5 year old Robert “Bobby” Tufts lost his bid for a third consecutive term as mayor. Eric Mueller, a 16 year old won.
Bobby was only 3 when he was first elected mayor in 2013. He said,
It was fun, but it’s time to pass on the vote. At some point I'm gonna let my brother James do it. He's 2.
People can vote as many times as they like in the “election” for $1 a vote at ballot boxes in stores around town. The proceeds go toward organizing the annual Taste of Dorset festival.