Pets have run for political office in the US for decades.
Bosco the dog was elected mayor of Sunol, California in 1981. He served three terms before passing away in 1994.
Stubbs the cat was elected mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska in 1997. He served 20 years in office before passing away in 2017.
Duke the dog was elected mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota in 2014. He served two terms before retiring in 2016.
Lucy Lou the dog has been elected mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky multiple times since 2008.
Max the dog is the mayor for life of Idyllwild, California. He was elected in 2012 and his campaign promises included "more dog parks, less barking, and always a tail wag.
Other pets who have run for political office in the US include a goat, a donkey, a wolf, and a pig.