Florissant selects a four-legged mayor

Brief by Central Staff

Small-town politics – September 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine

There’s the settlement of Guffey in southeastern Park County, where the unofficial mayor is a cat. Only 28 miles away, there’s another spot with a four-legged “mayor” — Florissant.

Paco Bell, a donkey, won a second term on July 24, defeating three other contenders: a white burrow named Birdie, and two no-shows, one absent because of colic and the other unable to come because the trailer was broken.

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