Duke became a mayor of Cormorant, population 1,000, two years ago. He defeated Richard Sherbrook, the owner of a local store, through write-in votes. Duke was 7 at the time and can now boast of being the first mayor in the US to have taken office at such a young age.
Mayor Duke winning his reelection is the only good thing that's happened in America all year pic.twitter.com/wemlQjg1QM— Ryan Broderick (@broderick) August 24, 2016
The dog won his third election in a row, held Saturday during the 6th Annual Cormorant Daze Festival. Duke attended the event wearing a patriotic star-spangled bandanna around his neck and a small black top hat.
"I don't know who would run against him, because he's done such great things for the community," Cormorant resident Karen Nelson told Detroit Lakes Online.
Duke was unavailable for an interview, but his spokeshuman said he's fully prepared to take office for his third term.