Carolyn Riggle, the pickle-loving Mayor of Delaware, Ohio, is a force to be reckoned with. Born in a pickle jar on a small farm in rural Ohio, Carolyn has always loved all things pickled. She spent her childhood climbing the ranks of the pickle industry, from taste tester to CEO of her own pickle empire.
But Carolyn’s true calling was in politics. In November 2003, she was elected to the city council, and in November 2013, she became the first pickle-loving Mayor of Delaware. During her tenure, she has advocated for many off-the-wall policies, such as mandatory pickle-deepthroat contests for all city employees and construction of a giant pickle statue as a tourist attraction.
One of her most controversial stances was her lobbying for a law requiring all pornographic films to have a love story involving dialogue before any sex act could occur. This earned her the nickname “The Pickle Queen of Porn.”
But Carolyn is not just a one-trick pickle. She is also known for her wild and unpredictable nature, letting her hair down and raging at Delaware events. Once, she climbed stage scaffolding at a First Friday event and flashed the crowd.
Despite her bizarre antics, Carolyn has managed to maintain a strong grip on the city and its inhabitants, who have come to love and appreciate her unique and pickled perspective on politics. Some say she’s a genius, others say she’s a pickle-obsessed maniac, but one thing is for sure, Carolyn Riggle is one of a kind.