It was Sweet Tart, a 9-year-old feline, who scooped up the most votes and is now mayor. The village of Omena elected the gorgeous 9-year-old feline Sweet Tart as their “offurcial mayor” for a 3-year term. In 2014, the town of Idyllwild, California elected a golden retriever named Max II as mayor for life. Omena on paikallishallinnoton alue ja väestönlaskennallinen asuinpaikka Leelanaun piirikunnassa Michiganissa. Dogs Diablo Shapiro and Punkin Anderson Harder are vice mayor and second vice mayor. The people voted to choose their animal mayor. OMENA, Mich. — A Michigan village’s newest mayor just beat out 17 other candidates for the job — and she’s only 9, with six years of political experience already under her belt. A few of these towns, like Fair Haven, will choose an honorary animal mayor. A local cat named Sweet Tart. Fair Haven has no official mayor but the Town Manager, Joseph Gunter, holds similar functions. The small town of Omena, Michigan, in Leelanau County, has inaugurated a nine-year-old cat as it's fourth mayor. The cat had previously served as the vice mayor of the village, and will now serve as mayor until the next election in 2021. Believe it or not more than 7,000 people voted in the election (and the town’s population is only 280!) The mayor of Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood is the definition of a magnanimous leader. A mayor is the leader of a town or city. When Gunter read in a newspaper that the village of Omena, Michigan, had made Sweet Tart the cat its "top" official, he got the idea to organize a similar election to raise funds for building a playground. Sweet Tart McKee, 9, was elected in Omena, Michigan, after The Omena Historical Society organized the election as a fundraiser. Something furry has been going on with Omena's elections for the last 10 years. The Michigan Village of Omena recently inaugurated it’s fourth ever mayor into office. ... Omena, Michigan. In the unincorporated community of Omena, Michigan (population 267), a calico cat named Sweet Tart was elected mayor in July 2018. Image Credit: Omena Historical Society via Facebook In 2018, a cat named Sweet Tart McKee was elected as the fourth mayor of Omena, a small village about 25 miles away from Traverse City. The friendly village is home to around 300 happy families. It was Sweet Tart, a 9-year-old feline, who scooped up the most votes and is now mayor. According to KXAN, the 280-person town recently held an election for a new mayor, and all of the entrants were animals. Omena, a small unincorporated village in northwest Michigan, has elected its first feline mayor. Photo: Omena Historical Society/Facebook. In August 2014, seven-year-old Duke The Dog won an election and became the new mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota. Candidates included two cats, a peacock, a chicken, 13 dogs and one goat. A long-haired cat with the biggest, greenest eyes ever was elected the honorable mayor of a quaint village called Omena. "Sweet Tart" campaigned against another cat, 13 dogs, a goat, a peacock and a chicken! The animal isn’t always a dog. A town with almost 300 people has recently elected a mayor that everyone loves: a cat. Omena, Michigan just elected a cat named Sweet Tart McKee as its mayor. Fair Haven has no official mayor but the Town Manager, Joseph Gunter, holds similar functions. (Omena Historic Society) The outcomes are in, and Omena, Michigan, has a purr-fectly new mayor. Sweet Tart the cat, Mayor of Omena, Michigan. In Omena, Michigan, it’s more like an animal shelter. A cat named Sweet Tart was elected as the mayor of Omena, Michigan, in July of 2018. According to KXAN, the 280-person town recently held an election for a new mayor, and all of the entrants were animals. So the people in the town decided to elect an animal mayor, just for fun! Omena’s newly elected mayor is a feline named Sweet Tart. Sen korkeus merenpinnasta on 184 metriä. Of course, these animal mayors … This mayoral feline from Omena, Michigan was inaugurated as it’s fourth mayor. A cat named Sweet Tart was elected as the mayor of Omena, Michigan, in July of 2018. The Omena Historical Society’s mission is to share the unique history and culture of Omena. The Society’s home is the Putnam-Cloud Tower House Museum, located in the heart of Omena In July 2018, a cat named Sweet Tart was elected mayor of Omena, Michigan. Consequently, she served on the Omena Village Council from 2012-2015 and as the Omena Vice Mayor from 2015-2018. OMENA, Mich. (AP) — Politics in a small northern Michigan village have gone to the cats and dogs and goats and even chickens. Mayors are usually people. The surprising mayor? The unincorporated village has an unofficial population of roughly 300-700 residents–which varies depending on the seasons, the Detroit Free Press reported. Diablo Shapiro, a canine, was chosen as its […] In Omena, Michigan, people voted for a cat mayor named Sweet Tart! Omena's newly elected mayor is a feline named Sweet Tart. Fair Haven has no official mayor but the Town Manager, Joseph Gunter, holds similar functions. Local leaders run the town instead. Omena's newly elected mayor is a feline named Sweet Tart. The 9 … She is the mayor of Omena (oh-MEE-nah), Michigan! In Omena, Michigan, it’s more like an animal shelter. The small town of Omena, Michigan, inaugurated a 9-year-old cat as its fourth mayor on Saturday. An election committee named Harley the goat press secretary while Penny the chicken is special assistant for fowl affairs. LEELANAU COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) - The Village of Omena inaugurated its fourth mayor Saturday morning, a 9-year-old cat named Sweet Tart.Omena has had a four-legged mayor … "Sweet Tart" campaigned against another cat, 13 dogs, a goat, a peacock and a chicken. WNDU reported on Monday that the small town (280 residents) of Omena, Michigan inaugurated as its fourth mayor a 9-year-old cat named Sweet Tart on Saturday. OMENA, Mich. (AP) — Politics in a small northern Michigan village have gone to the cats and dogs and goats and even chickens. Politics in a small northern Michigan village has gone to the dogs — and cats. The 9-year old Sweet Tart beat out 13 dogs, a goat, a peacock, a chicken and one other feline to win the position. Omena is so small that it doesn’t need a human mayor. Recently, the village council elections brought in a new rule. When Gunter read in a newspaper that the village of Omena, Michigan, had made Sweet Tart the cat its "top" official, he got the idea to organize a similar election to raise funds for building a … [ad_1] Candy Tart McKee was elected as the latest mayor of Omena, Michigan. OMENA, Mich. — Politics in a small northern Michigan village have gone to the cats and dogs and goats and even chickens. Candy Tart McKee the cat was elected mayor of the small village with a inhabitants of about 300 individuals. Some small towns in America don’t have a mayor. Photo: Omena Historical Society Mayoral Election Campaign: WINNER Mayor Sweet Tart McKee Yes, you read that right. A decade or so ago, citizens led by the Omena Historical Society began an experiment in the consent of the governed. The election result could make for a divided cabinet though, as dogs Diablo Shapiro and Punkin Anderson Harder will be vice mayor and second vice mayor of the village of Omena in Michigan. Candidates included two cats, a peacock, a chicken, 13 dogs and one goat. Omena to elect first ever Mayor July 14, 2009 / 1 Comment / in calendar , Community , family , fun , government , Leelanau , news , omena / by leelanau.com The political energy is high in Omena this week, as candidates and their campaign managers, start the fast and furious campaign for the first ever Omena Mayor to be elected Sunday, July 19. Dogs Diablo Shapiro and Punkin Anderson Harder are vice mayor and second vice mayor. Dogs Diablo Shapiro and Punkin Anderson Harder are vice mayor and second vice mayor. Omenassa on pitänyt kesäasuntoa muun muassa Benjamin Grierson, Yhdysvaltain sisällissodan kenraali.. Vuonna 2018 Omenassa pidettiin pormestarinvaalit, joissa 9-vuotias Sweet Tart -kissa valittiin kaupungin uudeksi pormestariksi. Omena, Michigan inaugurated a new mayor Saturday morning, a 9-year-old cat named Sweet Tart. There was a $1 fee to vote for your favorite, and election officials shared that they had raised over $7,000 this year. Not only did he extend the olive branch to those he defeated, he actually appointed them as members of his cabinet. “Sweet Tart” was chosen to be the Mayor of Omena, Michigan, in July of 2018. Although the cat mayor position is ceremonial only, there’s still reason to be impressed: In Omena’s elections, it costs $1 to vote—and this election raised over $7,000 for the town’s historical society!