Man named Santa Claus runs for office in Alaska's North Pole

Santa Claus waves at the crowd during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

A man whose legal name is Santa Claus is running for a City Council seat in the tiny Alaska town of North Pole.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Claus has launched a write-in campaign for the office. Claus, whose driver's license bears his legal name of Santa Claus, is the former president of the North Pole Chamber of Commerce.

Two seats on the City Council are up for election. No one filed for office, however, during the regular filing period.
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