Texas dog files as candidate for mayor

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 4:13pm

The residents of Irving, TX came very close to having a canine candidate for mayor.

His name is Dylan Westie. And on Tuesday morning, his owner file a petition on the terrier's behalf to be on the ballot for the May 5th election.

Ten year old Dylan's pretty much like any dog. "Dylan eats a lot of snacks. Dylan gets a lot of attention." said owner Mark Howard.

Except for one thing.

He's got some serious thoughts about the problems plaguing his city. He's even taken to twitter to have his bark heard. "He doesn't do a great job at typing but, you'll find some really good tweets out there." said Howard.

Mike Howard, Dylan's owner, agent and attorney is a retired word smith who has been writing political satire since 1984. He says he spends his mornings at the coffee shop listening to local talk, then posts reports on his blog, which has recently focused on the infighting on the Irving City Council.

"You have two factions on the council and it just doesn't seem like a lot of good things are getting anything done that needs to be done." Howard said.

So Howard filed this petition, complete with valid signatures to put Dylan's name on the ballot for Mayor. As the paperwork explains, Dylan is a registered 'Son of a---female westie."

However, the city said Dylan is not a registered voter and therefore, doesn't qualify to run for the position. "And what better than canine blood? Who doesn't like a nice, pretty cute dog?" asked Howard.

A shame, Howard says, considering Dylan's DNA.

Howard added, "If you look at all the catfighting, what better way to solve a catfight than get a dog in the mix?"

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