Martin Short Elected as Funner, California’s Newest Celebrity Mayor, Joining a Lineup of A-Listers; Excited to Share Vision with Residents

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Actor, singer, comedian, and now mayor of a small town in California.

Martin Short has been announced as the next mayor of Funner, California, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Only Murder In The Building star is the fourth mayor to preside over the town, with the likes of celebs Rob Riggle, David Hasselhoff and Jane Lynch previously serving as head of the city. 

In a statement obtained by the outlet, Short, 74, said: ‘As the mayor-elect of Funner, I promise to be more than just a spokesperson dressed in purple from head-to-toe, but instead, the best mayor in the whole darn state.’

‘It’s my goal to make every part of the already fun Harrah’s Resort SoCal even Funner, and I can’t wait to share my plans with all of my constituents in just six short weeks.’

Martin Short Elected as Funner, California’s Newest Celebrity Mayor, Joining a Lineup of A-Listers; Excited to Share Vision with Residents

Martin Short has been announced as the next mayor of Funner, California, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Located in North San Diego, the town initially started off as Harrah’s Rincon Casino and Resort before the Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians voted to name the city Funner in 2017, according to Forbes

Located in North San Diego, the town initially started off as Harrah’s Rincon Casino and Resort before the Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians voted to name the city Funner in 2017, according to Forbes

Short’s term will last from 2024 to 2026 and the town of Funner recently teased the identity of their next mayor on their website, writing, ‘Just weeks away from the inauguration of our new mayor, we promise this reign will be “Nothing Short of fun!”‘

Located in North San Diego, the town started off as Harrah’s Rincon Casino and Resort before the Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians voted to name the area Funner in 2017, according to Forbes. 

The town is devoted to ‘promoting the most fun possible in every business within the city limits,’ writes THR.

Short’s role will see him work to increase the fun factor in the city with the help of Harrah’s Resort SoCal’s senior vice president and general manager Jill Barrett.

His inauguration ceremony will occur on May 13.

During the event, he will be given the keys to the city and will share his vision for the city. 

He will also take an oath swearing ‘to protect fun, good times, laughing out loud and positive vibes from the negative influences determined to turn a smile upside down,’ according to THR.

Hasselhoff was the first mayor to serve the town and Riggle followed in 2019.

In 2022, actress Jane Lynch was named the next mayor of Funner.  

Short's term will last two years and his role will see him work to increase the fun factor in the city with the help of Harrah's Resort SoCal's senior vice president and general manager Jill Barrett; pictured 2023

Short’s term will last two years and his role will see him work to increase the fun factor in the city with the help of Harrah’s Resort SoCal’s senior vice president and general manager Jill Barrett; pictured 2023 

'Funner isn’t a word. It’s a place, and a state of mind,' reads a description on the Harrah's Resort website of the town.

‘Funner isn’t a word. It’s a place, and a state of mind,’ reads a description on the Harrah’s Resort website of the town.

Hasselhoff was the first mayor to serve the town and Riggle followed in 2019

Hasselhoff was the first mayor to serve the town and Riggle followed in 2019

When he was announced as the mayor back in 2017, Hasselhoff said, ‘When I was tapped to run for mayor, I knew I was the guy for the job because, honestly, who’s funner than The Hoff?’ 

‘Funner isn’t a word. It’s a place, and a state of mind,’ reads a description on the Harrah’s Resort website of the town. 

‘The city of Funner represents an elevated level of fun (not just fun, Funner!). In Funner, California you can escape the mundane, leave your cares behind and expect to find unexpected, memorable, unique, authentic and above all unapologetic experiences.

‘This includes everything from hidden Golden Tickets with special surprises hidden around the resort, Fun Citations issued to anyone caught having “too much fun”, mayor-approved spa specials, drink specials and food specials, and of course an entire resort filled with amazing ways to have Funner!’

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