Michigan village elects cat mayor Sweet Tart to paw-ffice

Posted at 10:34 AM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 12:47:35-04

A village in northwestern Michigan has a new mayor in paw-ffice.

The Village of Omena voted a 9-year-old cat named Sweet Tart as mayor, according to UpNorthLive.

Omena elects animals as mayor and uses the election to raise money for its historical society. Votes are cast via a $1 donation. UPN reports that this year, more than 7,000 votes were cast.

In terms of legal documents, Mayor Sweet Tart can make administrative decisions with a simple paw print.

Mayor Sweet Tart is also more than qualified for her position; she served from 2012-2015 on the Omena Village Council and served as Omena Vice Mayor from 2015-2018.

Her first and second vice mayors are dogs, while her press secretary is a goat and her special assistant for fowl issues is a chicken.