Unless you heard us talking about it this morning, you’ve probably never heard of Dorset, Minnesota. It’s a tiny town in central Minnesota with 22 residents. But this is going to get them on the map.
The new mayor of Dorset is a four year old. His name is Robert “Bobbie” Tufts, and obviously he’s the youngest mayor in the country.
Dorset doesn’t hold elections for mayor. They just put everyone’s name in a hat and pick out the mayor for the year. And this year, Bobbie won.
It’s not entirely clear what his job duties are as mayor. We’re guessing it’s just a few public appearances and nothing else.
Other than having a random mayor, Dorset’s other attempted claim to fame is calling itself the “Restaurant Capital of the World” because they have more restaurants per capita than any other city. We think the mayor thing is a better angle.