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 elected mayor is Denali, also a cat.

Nagley's General Store

13650 E. Main St., Talkeetna, AK
North of Anchorage. The Mayor lives at Nagley's General Store, on Main St. between D St. and Railroad Ave.
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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.

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

[R Mogel, 07/07/2017]
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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]
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I regret to inform you all, but mayor Stubbs has gone on to the litter box in the sky. I'm glad I got to meet him. RIP Mayor Stubbs.

[Ian, 05/19/2016]

Mayor Stubbs.

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Stubbs was hanging out upstairs in the general store when we visited. Like most mayors, he enjoyed heavy petting. He is very vocal and sweet.

[Ian, 07/15/2014]

Mayor Stubbs became a viral sensation when the media lapped up the story of a town with an elected leader cat. Though the write-in vote landslide may be fabricated, Mayor Stubbs has been the town's leading dignitary and tourism ambassador since his kittenish sashay into politics in 1997.

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