Goat and dog fight for a post of the mayor of the American city

the Inhabitants of the American town of Fair haven (Vermont) will choose a mayor. Candidates for this post only two: goat named Lincoln and a police dog Sammy. According to the Associated Press, the vote will take place on March 3.

Four-year-old Nubian goat breed – the acting mayor of the city, its elected last year, and the German shepherd this is the first campaign.

Congraaaats to Lincoln, the new pet mayor of Fair Haven! It’s a big job, no kidding, but you goat this. #vtpoli ? https://t.co/45tlzPuOyB

— Rep. Peter Welch (@PeterWelch) March 7, 2019

nevertheless, Sammy is a popular town figure, so the fight promises to be tense.

the Honorary mayor chosen in Fair haven for charitable purposes. At the head of the settlement are the city Council and the Manager, and the mayor, “marching in parades, manages the Fund, is responsible for playgrounds, and from time to time meets with members of the city Council.” To vote for a new mayor, voters must pay $ 1. In the last election thus was able to collect the $ 200 went to charity.

Fair haven was not the only American city where the mayor is an animal. In 2016, the town of cormorant, Minnesota headed dog named Duke. In 2014, the mayor of Divide in Colorado was a rescue dog.