Henry Grabar is a freelance writer and a former fellow at CityLab. He lives in New York.
This is what happens when you choose your mayor by drawing names from a hat.
Well this is adorable.
Dorset, Minnesota, population 22, has a mayor who isn't even in kindergarten. That'd be Bobby Tufts, who is four. Tufts is by his own account an excellent fisherman and has a girlfriend named Sophia.
Dorset mayors are picked by drawing names from a hat and serve a one-year term. You don't even have to be a resident to enter the drawing, you just have to pay $1 at the annual Taste of Dorset festival, which hosts the "election." How's that for a civic promotion?
Via WFMY News.