Stubbs has been the "mayor" of small-town Talkeetna, Alaska since July 1997, when he was just three months old. Rumor had it that Stubbs was selected as a write-in candidate during that year's mayoral election, but, as NPR points out, that can't be true -- Talkeetna doesn't have a mayoral election, because it's an historic district. But, for the past 17 years, they have had a feline mayor (even if it's only an honorary title). Stubbs still serves in the role and as one of the town's biggest tourist attractions, drawing visitors to his "office" at the local general store. He's known for indulging in a wineglass full of water and catnip every afternoon.