Carl Robin Geary
Carl Robin Geary, Sr, was elected mayor of Tracy City, Tennessee on April 13, 2010. Despite the fact that Mr Geary had died on March 10, he still received 268 votes, while the incumbent, Barbara Brock, only received 85. When asked what would come of her political career after losing to a dead man, Mrs Brock replied: "I'll live," she said. "I'm a survivor."
Being elected when dead to a mayoral office is previously unheard of.
The mayoral seat to which Mr Geary was elected will be declared vacant and the city's four aldermen will select a new mayor.
- Chattanooga Times Free Press, Elected but unable to serve: Dead man wins Tracy City mayoral race