Levi Johnston to Run for Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska
On his new reality show, Variety reports:
"Johnston admitted that he wasn't thrilled at first about the mayoral campaign concept, which was pitched to him by Stone's Scott Stone and David Weintraub. 'But the more I think about it and look into it, I think there's a possibility we can make it happen,' Johnston said of his political prospects. 'It's something that I want to do.' Johnston already has a campaign manager, Tank Jones, to help him with the task. Wasilla's mayoral chair isn't actually up for election until 2012, but in the meantime, Jones said Johnston may look to run for city council. Johnston's candidacy isn't as far-fetched as it sounds: Wasilla's current mayor, lawyer Verne E. Rupright, won the seat in 2008 with 466 votes -- less than 100 from his nearest competitor, who received 373. If he wins, he promises to fulfill his duty as the town's mayor. And should his candidacy prove successful in Wasilla, Jones said he's got Johnston's sights set next on the Alaska governor's race -- and it's not entirely clear whether he's kidding or not."
Said Johnston: "It's hard to figure me out. You've got to follow me around. I'm very different. I lead a crazy life. But it will basically be both worlds, my life in Hollywood and back home, the real country boy that I am. This show will send a message to America about who I really am and what I want to do with my life.'"