The economic collapse a few years ago sent Flint, and industrial cities like it, into a downward spiral of poverty and crime. But Giggles remains positive, posting to Facebook that this narrative of Flint as an underdog city needs to be changed.
"When speaking with the national media about the campaign, I get the feeling they want us to say that things in Flint are terrible, but they're not," the page posted. "We've made a great recovery. There are help wanted signs everywhere. Hundreds of old abandoned houses are gone, providing green space. The downtown is being completely refurbished - and it's looking beautiful."
The iconic images of Giggles have already begun.
Facebook/Giggles the Pig for Flint MayorAdorable, of course - but do you trust her political agenda? Facebook/Giggles the Pig for Flint MayorHer campaign manager is in charge of logistics for public appearances.