Reflections of a 5-Year-Old Mayor: 'Nobody Could Arrest Me, Not Even a Cop'
The former Dorset, Minnesota, mayor reflects on the perks of being in office.
-- Freedom from the law is just one thing 5-year-old Robert “Bobby” Tufts, a Minnesota town’s former mayor, said he enjoyed about his two terms in office.
“Nobody could arrest me, not even a cop,” Bobby told a Minnesota TV station.
Bobby began his reign as the ceremonial mayor of Dorset, Minnesota, at age 3. After two years and one re-election, the tiny mayor had to give up the title to 16-year-old Eric Mueller.
Though his time in office has been sweet, especially since Bobby had officially declared ice cream a Dorset necessity, the 5-year-old said he is ready to step out of the spotlight.
"I have to look at the cameras so much i can't be googly eyes and fun and nonsense," Bobby told the station.
Bobby will be trading in his sport coat and fedora for a more casual polo and shades look.
The young former mayor was a good sport about losing this week's election, which is decided by a random draw, and had some well-wishes and advice for his replacement.
“I do gotta say somethin’ and I hope this goes all the way to him,” Bobby said. “Have fun being mayor of Dorset. Be good to the town and don’t be mean to it.”