In Rabbit, Hash Kentucky, the small town is making national news and for all the right reasons. Last Tuesday, they elected a candidate for mayor everyone could get behind. His Name? Brynneth Paltrow, and we kid you not.
Brynneths path to victory was a landslide as he defeated other furry creatures which included a chicken, cat, and a donkey, soaring to victory with 3,367 total votes. Bobbi Kayser, who is the director of the Rabbit Hash Historical Society in Kentucky, where votes were cast said,
“She’s a lover, she’s such a sweet dog. She is a pit bull rescue and she’s going to be quite the ambassador for that breed.”
The entire election was held as a fundraiser for the Rabbit Hash general store that was devastated by fire. Those wishing to cast ballots paid $1, and could cast as many votes their hearts desired, after shelling out more dollars. In total, the event raised close to $9,000.
Kayser humorously quipped that some of the votes may have been alcohol-induced telling People Magazine,
“We encourage drinking at the polls because people tend to donate more if they’ve had a few.”
Brynneth is owned by college student Jordie Bamforth who works for an animal hospital and volunteers for a local animal shelter herself. Bryyneth is the town’s fourth mayor. The town’s first mayor, named Goofy, took office in 1998. A black lab by the name of Junior followed a few year later, succeeding Goofy. In 2008, a 4-year-old border collie named Lucy Lou belonging to Kayser won in a landslide.
On November 8, Lucy Lou retired, not wanting to be part of the statistic of her canine predecessors who all died in office as Kayser concludes,
“Lucy saw the writing on the wall, and didn’t want to die in office. She decided to set term limits.”