Must-see morning clip: Meet this Minnesota town's 4-year-old mayor

Robert "Bobby" Tufts of Dorset, Minn., is campaigning for his second term

By Prachi Gupta
Published July 10, 2013 1:18PM (EDT)

Robert "Bobby" Tufts, 4 years old, has been mayor of Dorset, Minn., for a year, now. He's running for his second term in the town with a population of less than 30 that calls itself the Restaurant Capital of the World.

Because Dorset has no formal city government, the mayor is chosen at the Taste of Dorset Festival. Votes cost $1 and the winning name is drawn from a ballot box on Aug. 4.

If Tufts is reelected, his main agenda is to make ice cream the top of the food pyramid. His favorite flavors are: "Chocolate. And vanilla. Strawberry. Cotton candy kind. And rainbow sherbet," reports the AP.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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