The mayoral election in Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, has been called for Wilbur Beast, a French Bulldog, in a landslide victory.
Wilbur received 13,143 votes, the highest winning total ever. Overall there were 22,985 votes, also the highest total ever for a Rabbit Hash election. “Thank you for the vote of confidence from local supporters and people from all over the world! It’s an exciting adventure and a deeply meaningful cause to preserve the river Hamlet town of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky,” Wilbur said in a statement.
He won against Mayor Brynn, a pit bull who has spent the last 4 years in office. Two of the runners-up – Jack Rabbit, a beagle, and Poppy, a golden retriever – will become Rabbit Hash Ambassadors along with Ambassador Lady Stone, a border collie who earned her title after the 2016 race.
Since 1998, the mayor of Rabbit Hash has been a dog. Rabbit Hash’s canine mayors don’t make legislative decisions for the town, which is owned by the Rabbit Hash Historical Society, but their elections raise money to keep the town’s historic buildings in good condition.