The newly elected Fenriz, who's been described as a legend in his genre of hardcore music, told CLRVYNT that it all began when he got a call asking if his name could be included on a list of candidates for "backup representative."
On a whim, he agreed.
"I said yeah, thinking I would be like 18th on the list and I wouldn't really have to do anything," Fenriz said. "They just need a list to be able to ... well, it's hard to talk local politics in another language."
But the rocker then made a crucial error in a bid to lose the election - he got his pet involved:
"My campaign was a picture of me holding my cat saying, 'Please don't vote for me.'"