Have you ever wanted to be a mayor, but don’t want to go through the hassle of, you know, running a campaign and stuff? Head on down to Little Mountain, SC where they can’t get anyone to be mayor, no matter how much they try:
Nobody wants to be the mayor. No candidates ran in an election to replace the retiring mayor in November and, more unusual, the top two write-in recipients declined the job.
The current mayor, Buddy Johnson, is retiring after 16 years to spend time with his children and grandchildren. Marty Frick, a maintenance supervisor, won the election with 67 write-in votes, but he said he needed to care for his wife, who is ailing. Mr. Johnson finished second, with 20 votes. Several votes went to Mickey Mouse and Snoop Dogg.
By default, the next mayor appears to be Mr. Bowers, the ranking member of the town council. But his wife too has health problems and he has declined. The town is planning a special election in March and hoping someone will run.
Residents have lobbied Mr. Frick, a former council member, who was flattered to win a race he did not enter but said he had done his service already.
Now, if I’m not mistaken, reading what’s outlined above, shouldn’t Snoop Dogg (the actual, living write-in candidate with the next most number of votes) be offered the job? And, really, they should. Because I think he’d take it. (And that would make an awesome reality show.)
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