Parker the Snow Dog, the canine face of the Loveland ski area, was sworn in as honorary mayor of Georgetown on Tuesday Feb. 18. (Gary Haines, provided by Loveland Ski Area)

Parker the Snow Dog, the canine face of the Loveland ski area, is the people’s choice in his hometown of Georgetown as well.

Parker was officially sworn in as the town’s honorary mayor Tuesday night in an inauguration ceremony attended by some 40 townspeople and local law enforcement officials at the Georgetown Community Center. The oath of office was administered by Police Judge Lynette Kelsey, the de facto mayor of the former mining town in Clear Creek County that has about 1,000 residents.

“They had a Girl Scout there who led everybody in the pledge of allegiance,” town administrator Kent Brown said of the event. ”Both the sheriff’s office and a police officer explained the things that Parker does for the police departments, and also for the Easter Seals camp down the road from us. They had a video describing all the different things Parker has done over the years.”

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Parker may be the most famous Georgetown resident since former Mayor Koleen Brooks, an ex-stripper who made international headlines in 2001. Brooks was ousted in a recall election a year after her election.

There was no word on whether Parker is considering throwing his collar into the ring in hopes of becoming the Democratic nominee for president, but his handlers do know how to please voters: Parker wore a red, white and blue tie with stars and stripes for his inauguration.

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