While he has yet to start Kindergarten, 3-year-old James Tufts seems to have a bigger responsibility on his hands - beginning his one-year term as mayor of the small town of Dorset, Minnesota.
The young boy ran was elected and sworn in last weekend at the town's annual 'Taste of Dorset' event, where patrons pay $1 to vote. And really, with a campaign poster this cute, how could you say no?
James is following in his six-year-old brother Robert's footsteps, who served two terms in the ceremonial position in Dorset, Minnesota. Needless to say, their mother is quite proud:
"James was very excited once he realized he won. Both him and Robert got their face painted and then he soaked up some congratulatory attention. We are proud of the hard work they both have put into being and becoming mayor."
The town of Dorset has only 22 people, and because of this, becoming mayor there is something of a ceremonial position. Other candidates have included a local rooster who unfortunately died before the election was held and a 4-year-old boy from Chicago.
As for James? He's enjoying all the newfound attention. "I wanted to be the mayor so much," James replied in an interview with TODAY.com. "It's pretty awesome."