August 23rd, 2010
04:12 PM ET
4 years ago

Levi Johnston files letter of intent to run for office in Wasilla

Levi Johnston on Friday filed a letter of intent to run for office in Wasilla, Alaska.
Levi Johnston on Friday filed a letter of intent to run for office in Wasilla, Alaska.

(CNN) - Levi Johnston filed paperwork on Friday that confirms his intent to run for office in Wasilla, Alaska – presumably for the same office Sarah Palin held until 2002.

Filing a letter of intent is typically the first step local politicians take when seeking elected office. Johnston's filing permits him to accept campaign contributions.

Levi's Letter of Intent [PDF]

In the Alaska Public Offices Commission form letter, Johnson filled out a blank stating he intends to run for office in the "City of Wasilla 2011" election but did not declare an office. But, Stone & Company Entertainment confirmed to CNN on August 10 that it is actively shopping a show that will feature Johnston running for mayor.

"Loving Levi: The Road to the Mayor's Office," will feature the trials and tribulations of America's most famous teen dad as he enters the world of politics while continuing to dabble in Hollywood, the production company also confirmed.

The incumbent mayor, Verne Rupright, won a 2008 runoff election with 466 votes. He took a shot at Levi after news of "Loving Levi" broke.

"Well, it is a little early to declare. Usually most wait until the year the seat is up," current Wasilla Mayor Verne Rupright said in a statement. "But since I am nearly old enough to be Levi's grandfather I think it would be wise for him to get a high school diploma and keep his clothes on. The voters like that!"


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soundoff (111 Responses)
  1. ThinkAgain

    Cynthia, this Liberal has given Levi a chance – and here's my assessment:

    He's an unqualified opportunist who's trying to cash in on his "fame."

    That's not petty; that's just my judgment after 50+ years as a person on this planet ...

    August 23, 2010 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  2. Jeff Clemetson of San Diego

    Product of today's celeb media hype. I'm sure the people of Wasilla deserve better than to have their home turned into a running joke. Palin would have made a terrible VP, ended up being a terrible governor, but I'm sure she was a fine mayor for Wasilla. Although perhaps this BS could be blamed on Palin. After all, this kid did learn one thing from her – how to manipulate tabloid politics into media deals for cash. The whole thing is pathetic.

    August 23, 2010 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  3. Cross

    @ tcaros Nice Comments man (LOL)

    ---------------------
    .... and the Carnival goes on!

    They should have a show called the Wassilla hillbillies. It would feature Sarah as Elle May, Todd as Jethro and they could have a great time talking bout hunt'in moose and looking at Russia from their window.

    They could have Ted Stevens be the unscrupulous bank owner.

    August 23, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  4. Kevin

    Yeah, he should fit right in to the world of politics. He's a liar, a backstabber, and a cheat. Wasilla deserves nothing but the best, and he's pretty good at all of the above.

    August 23, 2010 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  5. ThinkAgain

    smartin1111, the embarrassment brought to the Palin family has not just been Levi's actions ... birds of a feather, and all that ... that whole three-ring pack o' Palins and Johnsons are a trainwreck ... no dignity, no class, not a lot of smarts, just a willingness to cash in on their notoriety ... makes me feel sorry for the younger kids ...

    August 23, 2010 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  6. Gasbags

    OOP's ... I thought this article was about Levi's opening up a new factory in Alaska and stimulating their economy!!... Who cares what this kid does.. is this another bid to stay in the limelight? He knocks up the cub daughter of "Momma Grizzly" and gets "Famous"??? Let him go.. he's not worth the time put into keeping an eye on.. Palin's daughter and him are over...

    August 23, 2010 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  7. haigeonos

    ....
    The Democrat Dream Team : Obama / Levi 2012....Yes We Can...
    ......
    Obama and the Democrats has finally recruited Levi Johnston to join them and run for election in a new reality show..
    .....
    The new generation of the Democratic Party is offering the people of America their new leader – Levi Johnston ! The Party of John Edwards and Eliot Spitzer has produced their new hero for the American People.
    .....
    Levi's adventure has reminded President Obama so much of his own father's misadventure that this ticket will be the dream father-and-son team. Polarizing Obama has sent his favourite Democrat lawyer and bodyguard to train and groom Levi to be his ultimate successor. Obama and Levi, the pair truly deserve each other.
    ....

    August 23, 2010 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  8. malabar

    Wouldnt it b weird if democrats showed this much self righteous anger about alcoholic murderers frm Mass. or pig loving rapists frm Ark.? levi is an idiot. so are the majority of the hypocrtical bloodfarts slamming him

    August 23, 2010 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  9. Uncle Snerdly

    At leaSt he has a GED.Im still waiting to see Sarah birth certificate or her GED.

    August 23, 2010 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  10. Robert

    Hey, Levi's just following the inspiring, patriotic, lock'n load example set by Alaska's fomer partial-term governor Palin, milking his 15 minutes for fame and fortune before the clock runs out. It's the All-American way! You don't have to accomplish anything, just be famous for being famous – like Palin.

    August 23, 2010 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  11. KCof LV

    Levi, don't let these idiots in Hollywood make a bigger fool out of you. It is all about getting back at Sarah Palin. No other reason. If it wasn't for her, you would be a bit nothing...
    You are an attractive young man that could do well in modeling or commercials, an honorable life.
    Don't become a narcissist and lap up the attention. They are using you for their own purposes. Go finish your education and do something important with your life and make your son proud of you.
    Forget the political poison.

    August 23, 2010 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
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