Alex Bryngelson gives a thumbs up to the concept of king as he holds his 1994 Homecoming King crown.
Photo by Alexa Nash
By Alexa Nash
As with any year, there are numerous candidates for elective positions working hard to get votes. However, one special man has his own position to work for. Alex Bryngleson, a resident of Mantorville, has been working with his wife Meg to be voted as King of Dodge County.
What once started off as a light joke from his wife and her best friend and perhaps watching a little too much 'King of Thrones' turned into something bigger in no time. They, like many others, were tired of the political games and wanted to loosen up with declaring their campaign for the throne over the county, not just within the home. He and his wife say that they are not trying to make a mockery of legitimate campaigns, but are just trying to add humor and entertainment to a stressful situation. Alex has held regal and notable positions in the past, such as Homecoming King at Triton in 1994, on the student senate at RCTC, president of the Horticulture Club at RCTC, Class President for 1994-95, and the captain of the championship football team of Triton in 1994.
Soon enough, a great sign was created by Kay Gunderson, and he greatly approves her work. "There should absolutely be Kings of other counties as well, as having a male in such a position could encourage other courts to have male pageants as well," Alex said jokingly. "The position could be there for parades, town festivals, and other public appearances, and in order to escort the princesses of Dodge County as well to ensure that all within the realm are happy."