A Minnesota village of about a dozen residents has elected a new mayor who is very different from politicians who have served them in the past.  This new mayor, known by residents as “Duke,” hasn’t had much of a career in politics so far but won the election “by a landslide.”

This new mayor happens to be a 7-year old dog.  

The village of Cormorant used the election as a fund raiser, with residents paying $1 each to cast their votes.  

Duke may not understand politics too well, but he’s been doing a great job guarding the town.  He even makes sure cars aren’t going past the speed limit!

Duke will be sworn in on Sunday.  He won’t receive a salary, but a pet store has agreed to donate a year’s supply as a reward for his service.