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Santa Claus elected to North Pole, Alaska, city council

A man whose legal name is Santa Claus has won a write-in campaign for an open city council seat in the 2,200-person Alaska town of North Pole.

Man whose legal name is Santa Claus wins write-in campaign in community near Fairbanks

Santa Claus, pictured in this image posted to his Facebook page, lives in North Pole, Alaska, and was voted onto city council last week. (Santa Claus/Facebook)

Santa Claus has been chosen to represent the people of North Pole, Alaska.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that a man whose legal name is Santa Claus won a write-in campaign for an open city council seat in the 2,200-person Alaska town of North Pole.

He began campaigning in his red velvet suit just two weeks before the Oct. 6 election. Claus received 58 votes and a seat on the six-person council.

No official candidates had filed for the two city council positions. The second open seat was won by write-in candidate Elyse Dawson, a youth pastor at the North Pole Assembly of God.

Claus is the former president of the North Pole Chamber of Commerce.

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