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Claim: Voice actress Nancy Cartwright was elected mayor of Northridge, California.
Example: [ANI, 2005]
Origins: Seeing actors make the transition to political officeholders is nothing new, especially here in California. Singer Sonny Bono represented California in the
Still, when readers started asking us in
You are one of the more intelligent responses to this article, you are actually checking the facts. The overwhelming response has been to reprint it all over the world without bothering to check its veracity. The fact of the matter is that Nancy was appointed the HONORARY Mayor of Northridge through the Northridge Chamber of Commerce. It is strictly a PR-type position which would allow Nancy to be involved with her local community, businesses, neighborhood and involves being part of or planning various events, gatherings, etc. in the area. The quote below was taken out of context, omitting the "honorary" part (maybe the interviewer, who was from London, simply didn't understand what that meant) and the word "elected" was inserted, along with some note from the article's author about how Nancy went into politics to help clean up the area, when nothing like that was ever said. Since it was first printed last week in the London Sun, it has been reprinted all over the world. Thanks for checking.Last updated: 25 May 2005
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