FAIRBANKS, AK -- You can't beat Santa Claus when it comes to name recognition - especially at the North Pole.
But only time will tell whether Santa Claus can be beaten 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 - has held office before. He's the former head of the North Pole Chamber of Commerce.
Santa Claus vies for votes in Alaska city council race