Sunday, December 7, 2008

First Transgender Mayor

Anything is possible in America: Silverton City, pop. 9,588, has elected the United States' first transgendered mayor.

Stu Rasmussen, who won a third term as mayor of Silverton, Oregon, will be coming back to city hall dressed as a woman with breast implants.

Rasmussen, 60, a local politician since 1984, has been elected twice as city mayor in 1988 and 1990. However, at that time, he did his official affairs wearing shirts and pants.

Rasmussen won against incumbent mayor Ken Hector by 1,988 votes to 1,512. As councilor, Rasmussen was a harsh critic of Hector and ran against him with a simple platform: preserving the community.

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