[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/08/11/art.levi.johnston.gi.jpg caption ="Levi Johnston's potential political rival commented on reports Johnston will run for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska."]
(CNN) - The man Levi Johnston may face in his bid for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska is sparing no punches when it comes to the political newcomer.
"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!"
Rupright's comments come two days after the production firm Stone & Company Entertainment said it is actively shopping a show that will feature Johnston seeking the post once held by Sarah Palin.
The show, to be called "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 company also said.
Rupright won in a 2008 runoff election with a total of 466 votes. The next mayoral election won't be held until 2012, but Johnston said he may seek a seat on the city council in the meantime.