Hardly fake news. Maybe the significance is overexagerrated on the internets, but all I wrote was true. We can replace 'mayor' with 'district administrator' if you prefer but I don't see how that affects the substance.Aaaand.. more fake news spread around the interwebs...
He's not a mayor of anything.
He was elected to represent a section of a village of a population of 2,650, within a county of 12,000.
The "advisory board" of that county subsection (7 people) elected him as the Director of their board, since there was no one else running. And why was there no one else running ? Because the previous guy who had the position resigned , because of the complete lack of power the board has when it comes to making policy and politics within the county.