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Stubbs, The Cat Mayor Of A Small Alaskan Town, Dies After 20 Years On The Job

By Mark Pygas

Democracy has suffered a great loss today. A politician who served his people for 20 years has unfortunately left us. That public servant is Stubbs the cat. In 1997, Stubbs was elected as "mayor" of the small town of Talkeetna, Alaska.

Posted by Mayor Stubbs on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Mayor Stubbs represented the town for 20 years, even after an assassination attempt in 2013, when Stubbs was attacked by a dog and left with a punctured lung, a fractured sternum and a five-inch wound on his side.