Santa Claus Is Running for North Pole City Council A vote against him gets you on the naughty list By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Oct 2, 2015 4:48 PM CDT 11 comments Comments Why does it feel like Santa Claus is going to be a overly concerned about labor laws as a city council member? (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Apparently tired of working just one night a year, Santa Claus is running for North Pole city council. OK, so it's just a man whose legal name is Santa Claus living in the tiny Alaska town of North Pole and not the actual Father Christmas. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Claus, who is the former president of the North Pole Chamber of Commerce, has launched a write-in campaign for the office. Two seats on the City Council are up for election. However, no one filed for office during the regular filing period; only one other person has launched a write-in campaign.