Kentucky Town Elects Pit Bull As Mayor

AsBrynneth Pawltro, the latest mayor of the small Kentucky town of Rabbit Hash, settles into office, town residents are praising her as outgoing and having a great smile. She also happens to be a dog.

Theres always inappropriate licking going on, Bobbi Kayser, secretary of the towns historical society, told of how meetings with the new mayor tend to go.

Brynneth, or Brynn for short, is a 3-year-old rescue pit bull. She defeated several contenders, including Stella the cat and a donkey named Higgins, to win the mayoral election. According to People magazine, Brynn amassed more than 3,300 votes, winning the election by a landslide.


This is Brynns first foray into politics, but its not the first time Rabbit Hash has had a canine mayor. reported that Brynn is the towns fourth consecutive dog mayor. She took up the mantle after Lucy Lou, a border collie, stepped aside.

HuffPost reported in 2015 that Lucy was considering running for president.


Brynn won her office last November and was indawgerated on Jan. 20. But her story has gone viral againthis week. Brynns owner, 23-year-old Jordie Bamforth, told the Cincinnati Enquirer in an earlier interview that Brynn had run for mayor on a platform of peace, love and understanding.

Brynn has declared to be peaceful with any human or animal that comes through Rabbit Hash, especially the cats. Brynn does like to chase the cats around here, but has pledged to refrain from it as much as possible, Bamforth, who adopted Brynn from a local shelter,told the outlet.


According to the Associated Press, Rabbit Hash is such a small town that it doesnt really have need for a mayor. Since the 1990s, however, the town has been holding elections as a fundraising effort. Each vote costs $1 and residents can cast as many ballotsas they want.

The most recentelection raised almost $9,000, according to People. That money went toward restoration of the towns general store, which burned down in a fire last year.

In March, Mayor Brynn announced the stores impending grand reopening on her Facebook page:


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