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No One Wants to Be Mayor of Little Mountain, South Carolina

11 Dec 1979, San Francisco, California, USA --- Original caption: San Francisco: Incumbent Mayor Dianne Feinstein emerges from voting booth after casting her ballot December 11th, 1979, in a runoff election for mayor of San Francisco, between herself and supervisor Quentin Kopp. In the first round of the municipal elections November 6th, 1979, Feinstein got 42% of the vote to Kopp's 40% with the remainder going to a gay Realtor & minor candidates. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Unlike in our capital — where qualified candidates clamber to help — the leadership of Little Mountain, South Carolina, has been rejected by all its 292 residents. Even the top two write-in recipients who emerged after the election to replace the retiring mayor in November turned down the $100-a-month job (no candidates actually ran). Perhaps they'll have better luck finding someone in nearby Columbia where, according to the New York Times, Little Mountain goes for "jobs and a faster pace." Otherwise, the town will end up like Mount Sterling, Iowa, which disbanded after 105 years when no one ran for mayor or city council.

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