Kansas election officials have barred a dog for running for governor, according to reports Tuesday.
Terran Woolley filed paperwork over the weekend for his dog, Angus, to run for the position after reading that six teenage boys were running, KWCH-TV reports. The boys filed for candidacy after learning that Kansas has no age requirement to run for the top office.
"Basically, I was reading some stories about the young teenagers that were entering the governor's race and I thought, 'I wonder what it takes to be in the race,' and I thought, 'I wonder if my dog, Angus could run,'" Woolley told KWCH-TV.
Although there is no law barring canines from running for the position, the Kansas secretary of state's office says Angus is not capable of meeting the responsibilities necessary to serve as governor, according to the TV news station.
Angus, 3, is a wire-haired Vizsla, a hunting canine that originated in Hungary.
If elected, Angus' choices for lieutenant governor and secretary of state would have been Babe and Max, his siblings, Woolley said.
Angus isn't the first animal to run for office. A write-in candidate, Stubbs the cat, held the title of mayor in Talkeetna, Alaska, from 1997 until his death in 2017.