Talkeetna, Alaska: Cat Mayor

Stubbs, a cat, won the civic post in 1997 via write-in votes in this village of 900. The election story was made up (the town actually doesn't have a mayor), but that didn't stop sales of t-shirts and feline mayoral decrees pronounced on behalf of the cat. Stubbs died, age 20, on July 21, 2017. The new mayor is Denali, also a cat.

Nagley's General Store

Address:
13650 E. Main St., Talkeetna, AK
Directions:
North of Anchorage. The Mayor lives at Nagley's General Store, on Main St. between D St. and Railroad Ave.
Hours:
Daily 7:30am-9pm (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
907-733-3663
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Mayor Denali.

Cat Mayor

Mayor Denali is a very sweet gentleman. It's worth trying the homemade ice cream at this stop for its local flavors (huckleberry, fireweed).

The town tried to run a dog campaign against Denali after Stubbs (who survived a dog assassination attempt) passed away, but the dog did not live to election day, and Denali won the vote. Mysterious, fluffy circumstances.

[Stephanie, 09/16/2022]

Cat Mayor Denali.

Cat Mayor

We met the new mayor, Denali, when we were there.

[Keith, 07/24/2021]

Denali has been the mayor of Talkeetna since 2017, succeeding Mayor Stubbs, who was also a cat.

Cat Mayor

Talkeetna's cat mayor Stubbs died in 2017, but a subsequent election at Nagley's General Store has voted Denali as the new cat mayor.

[Jerry Hayes, 08/12/2019]

Nagley's Store.

Cat Mayor

Nagley's Store is home to the Cat Mayor of Talkeetna.

[R Mogel, 07/07/2017]
Cat Mayor

Mayor Stubbs lives! There was a nasty rumor going around the internet is that he died, but as of July 3, 2016, he is alive and well at 19 years old, according to KTUU Channel 2 news in Anchorage.

[Doug Mathes, 07/06/2016]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Birch Syrup MakingBirch Syrup Making, Talkeetna, AK - 12 mi.
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Musher's Hall of FameMusher's Hall of Fame, Knik, AK - 61 mi.
In the region:
Outhouse Races - Fur Rendezvous, Anchorage, AK - 77 mi.

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