French bulldog named Wilbur elected as mayor of Kentucky town


There is no confusion over the winner of the election in this small southern American town.

A French bulldog has been elected mayor of a Rabbit Hash in northern Kentucky.

Wilbur Beast declared a landslide victory over other the other candidates vying for power, tallying 13,143 out of 22,985 total votes cast.

The unusual election candidate was discussed by entertainment host Ross King in a hilarious segment on today’s Lorraine Show on ITV.

The incumbent mayor was a rescued pit bull called Brynneth Pawltro – who had held the position since 2017 –  but he only received a paltry 292 votes compared to Wilbur’s thousands.

A beagle called Jack Rabbit and a golden retriever called Poppy came second and third in the race, making them Rabbit Hash’s newest ambassadors. 

And another political pooch called Lady Stone will keep her position, according to a post on the Rabbit Hash Historical Society’s Facebook page.  



Willbur with human spokesperson Amy Noland

The newly elected mayor’s spokesperson, human companion Amy Noland told Fox News: “It’s an exciting adventure and a deeply meaningful cause to preserve the river hamlet town of Rabbit Hash.

“The town welcomes visitors and will continue to provide fun events for all ages to come to experience the nostalgia and charm we have to offer.”

Rabbit Hash has been electing dogs as mayors since the 1990s.




To qualify as a mayoral candidate for the area, challengers must be able to chase a rabbit from their home to the town centre within an hour.

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To vote, residents scrawl down the name of their favoured canine on a ballot paper and donate a dollar to the Rabbit Hash Historical Society.  

Goofy Borneman-Calhoun, an adopted mixed-breed dog, was the first elected canine mayor of the town. 

He was inaugurated in 1997 but did not make it to serve an entire term, sadly passing away in July 2001 at the tender age of 16.   





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