Beatha Lee, Civic Association President 

The Hillbrook-Tall Oaks Civic Association was suffering from a dearth of volunteers for office, and its three-term president was prohibited from running again. Thus, when Beatha Lee stepped up, she won in an uncontested election.

Only later did folks realize that Beatha Lee was, in fact, a dog. The Washington Post has the full story here. Asked how the Wheaten terrier was working out, her vice-president (and owner) Marc Crawford offered this:

“Well, she delegates a lot,” Crawford said. “That’s what executives are supposed to do – delegate.”

Sometimes I just love this stupid country so much.