TODAY | August 03, 2013
>>> you may remember this little guy. he joined us in studio at the ripe young age of 4. he 's already the mayor of his town. dapper, too.
>> now the little boy who hasn't made it to kindergarten yet has made it to re election. kevin tibbles tracked him down.
>> reporter: election fever hit dorsett , minnesota. population 22.
>> hi, mayor. can i shake your hand?
>> reporter: pressing the flesh and handing out cards is mayor bobby who is up for re election. this pint-sized politician is a hit. at 4 he already carries a big stick . heck, who can argue with his platform. if you are elected are we all getting a free ice cream cone ?
>> reporter: off to oh the parlor we go.
>> how many scoops, bud?
>> reporter: mayor bobby bellies up to the bar for a scoop of his favorite, butter brickle . he won last year when his name was pulled out of a hat. do you like being the mayor? why?
>> because i do a good job.
>> reporter: you do a good job. that's what everybody says. to vote it costs you a buck. you can put any name in the box. all the proceeds go to the town fair. ballot box stuffing is encouraged in dorsett .
>> i like meeting future mayors and future candidates of america.
>> reporter: like most big shots bobby has a chauffeur.
>> he was in london, germany. that's crazy. my 4-year-old is a world traveller before me.
>> reporter: what time do mayors go to bed?
>> reporter: probing interviewers take a back seat to bugs and burtflies.
>> i'm getting the dragon fly i see.
>> reporter: i have had a lot of guys get up from interviews with me.
>> i will give you my bestest.
>> reporter: give me your bestest. hokey smokes, that went a mile. the mayor unwinds with his rod and reel on local lakes teeming with fish. give it a nice cast.
>> reporter: you got a little bass .
>> reporter: a little bass there.
>> doesn't have any --
>> reporter: gently put him in. that fish was two feet long, right?
>> reporter: 50 feet long? now you sound like a politician. sadly, after a dip in the lake it's nap time and we take our leave.
>> my name is robert and i approve this message.
>> reporter: bobby won't kiss your baby but he'll kiss your fish. you're a good mayor.
>> give me your line.
>> reporter: kevin tibbles, nbc news, dorsett , minnesota.
>> he's adorable.
>> cute kid. good fisherman.
>> kevin was adorable with him. they make quite a pair.
>> the election is set for tomorrow but it is an honorary thing.
>> i think they will probably stuff the ballot box .
>> i don't normally weigh in on politics, but i wish him the best.
>> how about tibbles teaching him to be a politician. that's not small. it's big!
>> good stuff.