Goat Elected To Serve As Honorary Mayor In Vermont Town

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residents in the town of Fair Haven, Vermont have chosen a 3-year-old goat out of 15 other pets for the title of honorary mayor.

Lincoln will to serve the town of approximately 2,500 people for one year.

Lincoln took 13 of the 53 votes cast, edging a dog named Sammie Viger who took home 11.

Fair Haven doesn’t have a human mayor. Town Manager Joe Gunter told the Rutland Herald he got the “great idea” to elect an animal to office from a small town in Michigan.

As mayor, Lincoln will be expected to attend local and major events, including the Memorial Day parade, for which he’ll wear a custom sash.

Lincoln is set to take office on Tuesday.

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