5-year-old mayor loses re-election in Minnesota

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5-year-old mayor loses re-election in Minnesota
This handout photo released by the Tufts family shows Mayor Robert "Bobby" Tufts, right, shaking hands with and unidentified woman in Dorset, Minn. Tufts hasn't made it to preschool yet, but he's already been elected twice as mayor of a tiny tourist town in northern Minnesota. Mayor Tufts' name was picked Sunday Aug. 4, 2013 during annual Taste of Dorset festival to be mayor of Dorset for a second term. It has no formal city government and has a population of 22 to 28, depending on whether the minister and his family are in town. (AP Photo/Courtesy Tufts Family)
In this photo made Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in Nevis , Minn., Bobby Tufts, the 4-year-old mayor of Dorset, Minn., prepares to go fishing, one of his favorite pastimes. Bobby was only 3 when he won election last year as mayor of Dorset (population 22 to 28, depending on whether the minister and his family are in town). Dorset, which bills itself as the Restaurant Capital of the World, has no formal city government. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)
In this photo made Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in Nevis , Minn., Bobby Tufts, the 4-year-old mayor of Dorset, Minn., kisses a fish that his guide, Jason Durham, caught on Lake Belle Taine. The fish, the first was released. Bobby was only 3 when he won election last year as mayor of Dorset (population 22 to 28, depending on whether the minister and his family are in town). Dorset, which bills itself as the Restaurant Capital of the World, has no formal city government. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)
In this photo made Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in Dorset , Minn., Bobby Tufts, the 4-year-old mayor, hands out his card to potential voters for his re-election bid. Bobby was only 3 when he won election last year as mayor of Dorset (population 22 to 28, depending on whether the minister and his family are in town). Dorset, which bills itself as the Restaurant Capital of the World, has no formal city government. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)
In this photo made Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in Dorset , Minn., Bobby Tufts, the small town's 4-year-old mayor, front, leads children and adults in the Ronald McDonald fundraising walk. Bobby was only 3 when he won election last year as mayor of Dorset (population 22 to 28, depending on whether the minister and his family are in town). Dorset, which bills itself as the Restaurant Capital of the World, has no formal city government. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)
In this photo made Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in Dorset , Minn., Jeannette Dudley, co-owner of Dorset House Family Restaurant, poses by the ballot box at the window of her restaurant in the Dorset mayor race. Bobby Tufts, the 4-year-old mayor, is running for re-election. Bobby was only 3 when he won election last year as mayor of Dorset (population 22 to 28, depending on whether the minister and his family are in town). Dorset, which bills itself as the Restaurant Capital of the World, has no formal city government. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)
In this photo made Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in Dorset , Minn., the campaign hat of Bobby Tufts, the small town's 4-year-old mayor, sits on a table. Bobby is seeking re-election. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)
In this photo made Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in Dorset , Minn., Bobby Tufts, the small town's 4-year-old mayor, poses for a photo before starting the Ronald McDonald fundraising walk. Bobby was only 3 when he won election last year as mayor of Dorset (population 22 to 28, depending on whether the minister and his family are in town). Dorset, which bills itself as the Restaurant Capital of the World, has no formal city government. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)
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DORSET, Minn. (AP) - A 5-year-old boy's run as mayor is over in a tiny tourist town in northern Minnesota.

Robert "Bobby" Tufts lost his bid for a third consecutive term as mayor of Dorset on Sunday. Sixteen-year-old Eric Mueller (MYOO'-lur) of Mendota Heights, Minnesota, won when his name was drawn from the ballot box during the annual Taste of Dorset festival.

Bobby was only 3 when he was first elected mayor in 2013. Dorset, about 150 miles northwest of Minneapolis, has no formal city government and a population ranging from nine to 28.

One of Bobby's major acts was to declare ice cream top of the food pyramid.

Eric, the new mayor, was prompted to run after eating five fried ice creams at one sitting. He'll be a high school junior this fall.

4-Year-Old Mayor Robert 'Bobby' Tufts Reelected

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