The people of Idyllwild, California have decided once again to elect a dog as the mayor of their town. Golden Retriever Maximus Mighty Dog Mueller II has been the incumbent for 5 years now preceded by his uncle, who was also named Max.
In 2012, the town ran its first mayoral elections, but the twist was that the candidate must not be human and it would preferably be a cat or dog. In the voted election, 14 dogs and 2 cats ran. The election also raised money for animal rescue, where one would pay a dollar per vote.
After the passing of Mayor Max senior in 2013, the town all voted for Maximus Mighty Dog Mueller II to become the new mayor, who was just a puppy at the time.