Lucy Lou became the mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky by beating 15 other candidates in the 2008 election. Those candidates included one jackass, one cat, an opossum, and one human. The rest were dogs, including Lucy. She has risen to the demands of her position, in which her duties are mainly to greet people in the tiny unincorporated community.
The election was a heated contest, with the candidates and their factions fighting like, well, cats and dogs.
Money freely and openly changed hands during the balloting. Voters pitched in $1 for each vote they wanted to cast. The poll tax was slated to fund the restoration of a historic church in Rabbit Hash, with more than $22,000 raised for the cause.
"It did what it was supposed to do,' said Markesbery, who was born and raised in surrounding parts of Boone County. "It made Rabbit Hash highly visible."
Lucy Lou's victory was a win for the record books, as she broke through the doghouse glass ceiling. Although she's the third canine to hold the post since it was created in 1998, she's the first bitch in the mayor's office after two male predecessors, Goofy and Junior. She appears to be unaffiliated with any political party, which is no problem in this town where they let sleeping dogs lie.
The sole human running for the office came in next to last, with just two votes. Link
(Image source: Lucy Lou's MySpace page)