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. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    What a joke this is. But I guess if that knucklehead can do it, maybe Levi can as well. Wasilla's population is what? Like 6,00 people?

    August 23, 2010 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  2. George Guadiane - Austerlitz, NY

    Alaska, The Reality State!
    Sarah Palin has shown herself to be shallow and ill-informed on the National stage, and there is nothing to suggest that she was any more informed locally when she started, so WHY NOT???
    Self Promotion is important to Alaska politics, he certainly knows how to do that.

    August 23, 2010 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  3. kimberly

    Well if palin, someone with ZERO education outside of a community college (four years to finish a 2 year course) for broadcasting, then Levi can be mayor there! Dang, most the people in AK didnt know palin was the gov!!! Remember all the interview with the people that COULD see Russia from there huts? BWAHAHAHAHA...oh Alaska, PLEASE vote this guy into office and PROVE that anyone can run that state!

    August 23, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  4. DR.GEORGE JAMES

    What is the qualification of Mr.Levi Johnston???

    August 23, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  5. Jeff, Los Angeles, CA

    Just what that city needs, another uneducated, media seeking moron. Hopefully the residents have had enough.

    August 23, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  6. Greg, San Francisco, CA

    He's just as qualified to be mayor of Wasilla as Sarah Palin is qualified to be Presdient – which is not in the slightest.

    August 23, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  7. Bill

    Good for Levi. I hope he wins and rubs Mama Grizzley's face in it.

    August 23, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  8. morgan

    At a certain level of stupidity of your elected representatives, we, the rest of the world, will nuke your country into obliteration. Only the stupid rule in your hole!

    August 23, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  9. Michigan Patriot

    FOR MAYOR? Is that a joke? Poor kid, he just want attention.

    August 23, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  10. Bengus81

    Gawd WHO CARES?? So sick of this Palin family values bunch I could puke. Nothing but a load of money grubbing idiots.

    August 23, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  11. AEJ

    Shouldn't Levi try and at least get a GED? By the way did Sarah get a GED? Oh I forgot she attended 6-universities to get a first degree. What a shame!!! Only in Wasilla.

    August 23, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  12. No Name Calling

    Come and listen to my story about a man name Jed.

    Oh, sorry. different hillbillies.

    August 23, 2010 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  13. Orlando Patriot

    What a joke!! A kid/child/immature adult get a young girl knocked up, leaves her, poses in Playgirl, decides to reunite with mother of his child, decides to leave again and NOW considering running for office? How in the world do you consider electing such an unstable individual for public office? Oh, never mind: the Democrats have been electing unstable individuals for public office for years. Might as well consider adding one more............

    August 23, 2010 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  14. jayson

    Why is CNN so fascinated with Levi Johnston? No one else is.

    August 23, 2010 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  15. Not All Docs Play Golf

    There once was a witch from Wasilla
    Who had less brains than a gorilla
    She lost the election
    And loves her reflection
    And hates all who are not vanilla.

    August 23, 2010 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  16. Run Levi, Run

    Betcha SP will back his opponent.

    August 23, 2010 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  17. David

    Dude – How about taking some money from that fame and getting a solid education.

    August 23, 2010 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  18. Rowe

    I don't know why anybody is surprised at what horrible governance we get when the American political process has become nothing more than a carnival freak show. And it became a freak show the day the news networks stopped being news networks and started becoming ratings-grabbing infotainment circuses.

    Let Levi Johnston have a reality show or something, but please, keep him the hell out of Congress.

    August 23, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  19. Darlene

    No wonder Levi'sfuture mother-in-law sounded the way she did ...you don't even need a high school diploma in Wasilla to be in office. What good is education, just shoot from the hips there!

    August 23, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  20. NothingNew

    I applaud this young man. After all – he is showing America that 21st century democracy – the kind we like to use in this country – just doesn't work and maybe its time to find something else. After all – he, his family, the tv production company – they are all making a mockery of that which we hold onto most dearly. Bravo.

    But no curtain call please.

    August 23, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  21. Hugo

    Key word-Accepting campaign contributions. When a political office becomes a mean to monetary personal gain, our Republic has failed! FIRE EATERS WHERE ARE YOU?

    August 23, 2010 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  22. water bearer

    I'm sure Wasilla, AK is a perfectly wonderful town. Too bad the extended family of Sarah Palin has turned it into such a joke.

    August 23, 2010 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  23. GL

    CNN why do you give time to this White traash family? This is not policially.

    August 23, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  24. mike

    isn't this amazing that this kid has no idea about running anything but he wants to run for state office what does this say about the american voter
    and what is really funny is that he would more than likely win it just because of who he is and not what he knows this country needs to wake up and smell the coffee and start voting for people that can do the job instead of just talking about issues that separates us as americans ,but taking care of issues that helps americans

    August 23, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  25. Texas Granny

    Oh puhleeze!!! When are the TV shows going to quit making celebrities out of idiots like this? This guy has no education, no work experience, no goals other than to get his face in front of the TV public. His claim to fame is that he got the teen age daughter of a quasi-politician pregnant & then bailed on the relationship. Is that the kind of person you want your kids to look up to & aspire to be like? When are we going to stop making "heroes" or "idols" out of dopes like this and start giving our youth some legitimate serious young people to actually look up to? Stone & Company Entertainment should be ashamed for even considering a show about this guy.

    August 23, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
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