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Boy, 4, re-elected mayor of town in Minnesota

By Mason White 10:05 AM August 5, 2013
Robert “Bobby” Tufts 

By: Ryan Lee Hall
(Scroll down for video) Members of a little boy’s family are feeling proud again after the 4-year-old was re-elected as the mayor of a town in Minnesota.

Robert “Bobby” Tufts has not reached preschool yet, but has already been elected twice as mayor of a small tourist town in northern Minnesota.

Tufts was chosen on Sunday during the annual Taste of Dorset festival to be mayor of Dorset for a second term. The town has no government official and has a population of about 25, depending on whether the minister and his family are in town.
Anyone could vote as many times as they like for $1 a vote, in any of the polls located in the shops around town. Proceeds go to the festival organization.

Bobby was only 3 when he won the elections last year. His mother, Emma Tufts, said she and her son, who turns 5 in October, were crying when his name was announced for re-election on Sunday.

When asked how he felt during an interview, a tired Bobby made it clear that he was done answering questions. “I want to be with the kids,” he told his mother.

They were on their way to dinner and then, they were planning to go fishing or make a bonfire to celebrate. Bobby’s preschool starts this fall.

Emma Tufts said her son’s agenda includes raising funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley in Fargo, North Dakota, and a new welcome sign for Dorset, which bills itself as The Restaurant Capital of the World.
I raised $750 this summer and plan to donate half of the proceeds from sales of shirts on Sunday to charity.