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Cat mayor celebrates 15 years on the job in Alaska town

Stubbs, a part-manx cat with a short tail, has been the mayor of Talkeetna since he was elected shortly after his birth,.

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After 15 years, the term of the mayor of an Alaska town shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.

Stubbs, a part-manx cat with a short tail, has been the mayor of Talkeetna since he was elected shortly after his birth, KTUU-TV reported.

Back then, several of the town's 900 residents didn't like the human candidates who were running for mayor so they encouraged everyone to vote for Stubbs the cat as a write-in candidate. The cat won the election and has been mayor ever since, the station reported.

Stubbs spends much of his time at Nagley's General Store, where he is quite popular.

"Oh my gosh, we probably have 30 to 40 people a day come in who are tourists wanting to see him," Lauri Stec, who works at the general store, told KTUU.

Talkeetna is located near Mount McKinley and is about 180 km northwest of Anchorage.

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