Once she took over as mayor, Lucy Lou didn’t even hesitate to run for president.
In 2008, Lucy Lou, the Border Collie dog, was elected mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, a town of about 315 people. This is where there is a canine dog tradition, in which Lucy Lou is the third dog to hold the position.
Lucy Lou held the market position for eight years, until another four-legged mayor, Brynneth Pawltro, a three-year-old pit bull, was replaced by 3,367 votes.
In fact, it’s a form of fundraising for the local community that started in the 1990s. According to Aol, Rabbit Hash is too small a town to need a human mayor.
The money donated will then be used to improve the city, for example to repair facilities. Not only dogs, but also animal candidates who have run for mayor here include cats, chickens and donkeys.
In the town of Rabbit Hash, animals are elected to hold official positions with each vote worth $ 1 and anyone can participate in this special democracy with no limit to the number of participation. When she was elected mayor, Lucy Lou raised more than $ 8,000.
Although she didn’t have much to do during her tenure, Lucy Lou was also involved in some community activities, such as being an animal representative for an animal welfare program.
In 2016, Lucy Lou competed for an even more ambitious post – President, with the slogan “The Dog You Can Count On” used during a successful election campaign in 2008.
According to a spokesperson for Lucy, this dog represents a smaller government, reducing taxes and increasing the budget for the mental health sector. Lucy also supports free immigration, equal marriage rights, wants to change the regulations on gun ownership.
Limberbutt McCubbins, 6, of Louisville, Ky. Competes with Lucy Lou in the 2016 campaign.
However, the biggest obstacle for any animal candidate to run for president is that, according to the constitution, the president must be at least 35 years old. Meanwhile, the world’s oldest recorded dog is only 30 years old.