August 23rd, 2010
04:12 PM ET
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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. JSRagman

    Why not!? Go for it Levi. If Sarah Palin can be elected to public office in Alaska, why not Levi? He is just as qualified as Palin (if not more so).

    August 23, 2010 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  2. James

    I still think Palin running for president is a scarier thought.

    August 23, 2010 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  3. Amir Goy

    Banality rules the day....

    August 23, 2010 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  4. JSRagman

    He might win if Sarah doesn't endorse him.

    August 23, 2010 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  5. Enceph

    Can we just use a giant ice pick on that town and let them float off to Russia?

    August 23, 2010 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  6. Frank in Valparaiso Indiana

    I wonder how many Alaskans yearn for the days when nobody knew about what went on up there.

    first Sarah as VP, now this.

    The rest of us figure out how much we subsidize them, they may be in real trouble.

    August 23, 2010 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  7. Anonymous

    They will elect him. they elected a self-proclaimed Hockey mom, Mama Grizzily, so why not dead-beat dad?

    August 23, 2010 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  8. Can't We All Just Get Along?

    How many more un-funny jokes can Alaska survive?

    August 23, 2010 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  9. Frank

    This guy is nothing but a joke! Why would anyone vote for this loser??!!!!! People in Alaska live in a cold place but their brains are not frozen!!

    August 23, 2010 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  10. Ed

    Perfect for Wasilla, AK. An uneducated, inexperienced, former Midget League hockey player wants to be mayor. At least we know one thing he knows how to do (but does he do it well?). I can't think of a better job for him.

    August 23, 2010 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  11. Brian

    He's not dumb enough to be the mayor of Wasilla.

    August 23, 2010 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  12. David

    He can't be any worse at governing than Sarah...

    ...not that it says much.

    August 23, 2010 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  13. ThinkAgain

    Based on what qualifications – that he's an opportunist who almost got married to the opportunistic daughter of an opportunist?

    C'mon, Alaska, do the rest of the world a favor and show this kid and his family circus the door.

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

    My five-year-old could run Wasilla, so maybe Levi is qualified ...

    August 23, 2010 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  15. Rush Goebbels

    They are so advanced in that state,that they still beat baby seals to death with a club,isnt that just fun Sarah?

    August 23, 2010 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  16. Cynthia

    The liberals on this blog are so petty. You guys like Levi when he is bashing Sarah, but since he isn't really doing that you are bashing him because of his past connections to Sarah. Whether he is doing this for fame is one thing, but since we do not know that for sure lay off him. At least he is young and showing an interest in politics. Additionally, I thought you liberals were so diverse and you give people a chance without judging them, seems like most of you have insulted the entire state of Alaska by talking down to them. There are a lot of politicians in the lower 48 that are pigs and should crawl back to their troughs.

    August 23, 2010 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  17. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Sarah Palin used him during her VP run and then dumped him. I think this is Levi's payback with a big laugh. Let's see if she'll support him.

    August 23, 2010 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  18. dick

    Well, at least he doesn't have HUSSEIN in his name. Go Levi, rock the demo-crats to defeat!!!

    August 23, 2010 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  19. smartin1111

    Why so many insults to the poor people who live in Wasilla? I'm sure they are appalled that this narcissistic young man is giving their town such negative publicity. I'm not a big Sara Palin fan but I'm sure she couldn’t have predicted the embarrassment he has brought to their family. Hopefully after he loses this "election", he will just go away.

    August 23, 2010 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  20. PK California

    Go for it Levi! If Palin did it, there's no reason you can't. You're looking for work, there's an opening, so why not? Unfortunately he has to go the TV route where he can get money. He wants to be a father to his baby and he just might surprise the folks and be a good mayor!

    August 23, 2010 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  21. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Back to Levi.... if it'd keep his brand of TPT up in Alaska, and draw The Quitter back up North and away from the lower 48, I'd vote for him in a nanosecond.

    August 23, 2010 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  22. Eric

    We're not petty just pragmatic. Levi is as qualified to hold office as Sarah was to be VP. I can't wait to see what brain trust the republicans throw up in the next election. Too bad Bozo the Clown is dead. he would have been perfect!

    August 23, 2010 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  23. ThinkAgain

    dick writes:

    "Well, at least he doesn't have HUSSEIN in his name. Go Levi, rock the demo-crats to defeat!!!"

    And apparently your first name describes you to a tee, DICK!

    August 23, 2010 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  24. Dan, TX

    I smell a GOP VP candidate for 2012!

    August 23, 2010 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  25. sine

    Go Levi -– You can probably put together a better sentence than Sarah can!

    August 23, 2010 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
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