Vermont town elects 3-year-old goat to serve as honorary mayor
Lincoln is set to become Fair Haven, Vermont’s first honorary pet mayor. (Robert Layman/The Rutland Herald via AP)
A 3-year-old goat in Vermont beat out more than a dozen other pets for the title of honorary mayor.
Lincoln, a Nubian goat, was chosen by residents in Fair Haven, a town of roughly 2,500 people that sits along the border of Upstate New York, to serve as mayor for one year.
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The goat was among 15 other animals on the ballot in the running for the honorary position. Lincoln beat out several other animals, including cat Sassy Towle, a dog named Stella Heibler and a gerbil named Crystal, for the job.
Lincoln took 13 of the 53 votes cast, just surpassing a dog named Sammie Viger who took home 11.
Lincoln, a Nubian goat, runs around with pasture mate Lucy at their home in Fair Haven. (Robert Layman/The Rutland Herald via AP)
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.
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.