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Feb. 29, 2020, 7:01 a.m. EST

Colorado town’s new mayor is a 4-year-old Bernese mountain dog

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By Brooke Steinberg

Pete Buttigieg was called boy mayor by some when he was elected to his first term in South Bend, Ind., as Luke Ravenstahl had been as mayor of Pittsburgh . In Georgetown, Colo., there’s a new municipal chief executive who might be labeled a good-boy mayor.

Clear Creek County swore in Parker the Snow Dog as the honorary mayor of Georgetown this week.

“It was a packed house Tuesday Night at the Georgetown Community Center for Parker’s Inauguration Ceremony,” Clear Creek County posted on Facebook.

“Police Judge Lynette Kelsey administered the Mayor oath to Parker the Snow Dog.”

Georgetown’s furry new leader arrived to his swearing-in sporting a tie, eyeglasses and a wagging tail.


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Parker, the mayor.

Parker had been unanimously voted the honorary mayor by the town Board of Selectmen on Feb. 11. His website says “he is committed to bringing hugs, love, and cookies to the people of Georgetown.”

But honorary mayor isn’t the only local entry on Parker’s résumé. He is also the official mascot of Loveland Ski Area, and has been spotted hanging out with members of the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies and news personalities around the country. Parker also works with Colorado’s disabled community and serves as a therapy dog at Rocky Mountain Village Easterseals camp.

Mayor Parker has over 16,800 followers on Instagram /zigman2/quotes/205064656/composite FB -0.85% .

Read on: ‘The golden retriever was robbed!’ Many dog lovers disappointed that a poodle won Westminster — again

https://nypost.com/2020/02/19/big-dog-becomes-mayor-of-small-colorado-town/

A version of this report previously appeared at NYPost.com.

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