“He ran an actual campaign,’’ his mother said. “All the waitresses at the Dorset House and some at Campaneros were wearing buttons with his campaign picture that said, ‘Vote for Bobby!’ and we had posters all over town. I don’t know how many votes he had in the hat, but a lot of the customers were voting him in.”
Bobby was given an oak plaque symbolizing a key to the city, and also got gift certificates from all the local businesses following his election.
Now, when he’s not fishing or rock climbing, hizzoner can be found making the rounds around Dorset. He became known throughout the state and the country when he took part of the annual Governor’s Fishing Opener on May 9 in Park Rapids, Minn.
“He’s pretty much a celebrity around town when he walks in to Dorset House and other places, because he knows all the waitresses,’’ Emma Tufts said. “He’s very charming. For him, it’s just another day. He thinks it’s just part of being mayor. Even before all the publicity, the local people really knew who he was.”
However, he may soon have a political rival vying for his spot.
“He has a 15-month-old brother,’’ Emma Tufts told TODAY.com. “Maybe he’ll run next year.’’