Entries in Mayor (4)


Kim Kardashian Eyes Run for Mayor in California City

David Livingston/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Mayor Kim Kardashian has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?  The reality TV star wants to become mayor of Glendale, Calif., a suburb of Los Angeles.

In a bonus clip of Sunday's episode of the E! series Khloe & Lamar posted online, Kim tells her sister Khloe that she will run for mayor of Glendale in five years.  She says she's enlisted a friend's help in launching a campaign, and that she has to "buy a house there, you have to have residency there."

Kim, who has an Armenian background, also notes that the city has a sizable Armenian-American population.

Glendale city officials clarify that the mayor of the city is not elected, but rather is selected "by a nomination and subsequent majority vote of his/her colleagues during the annual reorganization meeting of the city council, which takes place on an annual basis during the month of April."

If Kim is serious about becoming mayor of Glendale, she must establish residency and become a registered voter there.  Glendale officials say the city clerk's office "has not received any inquiries from any potential candidates regarding the 2017 Glendale municipal elections."

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Alec Baldwin Dismisses Venture in Politics After Airline Incident

Art Streiber/NBC(NEW YORK) -- While he was once thought to be eying a career in politics -- specifically a run for Mayor of New York City -- the scrutiny from Alec Baldwin's Words with Friends-inspired fracas on an American Airlines plane has apparently shuffled his priorities.

In an interview with director Stephen Daldry on Baldwin's show on a New York City public radio station, Baldwin ranted, "Give [30 Rock] up for what?  I give up money and fame and position and success; I give up this wonderful life I have now in exchange for the chance to 'really change things'?  Yeah, I'm not quite sure you can anymore.  I've got a good job.  Am I doing To Kill a Mockingbird?  No.  I'm doing a sitcom.  But we have fun, and it's a family."

Baldwin also sniped: "The people that are running for mayor.  I don't see myself in that crowd.  They are like a guy on a date that you can tell he just can't wait to get his hand up your blouse before even the lights go out in the theatre...They're all so horny for it, horny for their own ascension."

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Alec Baldwin Plans to Run for Mayor of NYC

Dario Cantatore/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Alec Baldwin may not be ready to run for political office now, but when he is, he's already got his prize picked out.

In an interview with The New York Times, Baldwin says he wants to run for mayor of New York City, though he probably will sit out the 2013 election due to his commitment to 30 Rock.

The 53-year-old actor, who intends to leave the NBC comedy after the upcoming season, says he's talking with two top universities about enrolling in a master's program in politics and government in order to help him "better understand what the fiscal imperatives of that job are."

Baldwin isn't worried that his past personal problems, including the voicemail leaked in 2007 in which he called his then-11-year-old daughter a "rude, thoughtless little pig," will hurt his chances of becoming mayor.

He concedes, "What I do for a living has provided people with an almost bottomless container of video clips of me doing the most asinine things."

Baldwin says he plans to establish a permanent residence in New York City before he runs for mayor.  His legal residence is on his native Long Island, but he has an apartment in Manhattan.

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George Lopez: Mayor of Los Angeles?

Photo Courtesy - Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Comic and late-night chat show host George Lopez said he wants to follow in The Terminator's footsteps -- into politics.

On a segment of Good Day L.A. Tuesday, the comic said he has an eight-year plan to run for mayor of Los Angeles, declaring, "If Arnold Schwarzenegger can be governor, why can't George Lopez be the mayor of Los Angeles?"

Lopez said his run would begin when his contract with TBS is up -- and joked it's also when the Latino population of L.A. would be nearly 100 percent.  He also added, "I don't believe I'll pass the background check now."

Despite Lopez' deadpan delivery, his agent says he was joking.´╗┐

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