The reality TV star Kim Kardashian, in a new video clip, has said she is serious about plans to run for office of mayor of Glendale, a surburb of Los Angeles, and that she will enlist her friend Noelle Keshishian to help with the campaign.
E! News reports Kardashian expressed her desire to run for mayor of Glendale in an un-aired clip from Sunday's episode of Khloe and Lamar. The clip showed the reality star and her younger sister Khloe driving around Dallas. According to EW.com, when they passed the Ross Perot Museum, Kim, probably inspired by Perot, told her sister of her plan. She said: “I decided I’m gonna run for the mayor of Glendale. it’s gonna be in, like, five years. I have to buy a house there. Noelle and I are, like, looking into all the requirements.”
Kim's ambition set off ambition in Khloe too. She also declares she will one day become mayor of Dallas.
Q13fox.com explains that Kardashian is currently a registered voter in Los Angeles, but she is choosing to run for office in Glendale "because it's, like, Armenian town."
Q13fox.com reports that Glendale city officials have stated the requirements.
City Clerk Ardashes Kassakhian said a candidate must be a registered voter in Glendale, residing in the city 90 days before election. The city official said anyone seeking the elected office only need collect 100 endorsement signatures, a requirement that a superstar like Kardashian may have no problem fulfilling.
Glendale city spokesman Tom Lorenz, who said he was aware of Kardashian's aspiration, explained a point Kardashian may be unaware of: "No. 1, you don't run for mayor in the city of Glendale. It is not an elected position in the city. The elected positions are five City Council people, a city clerk and treasurer."
Lorenz explained: "The city does have a sitting mayor, but like many cities, the mayorship rotates based on the majority vote of the council. The mayorship changes in odd years every April, so based on her self-imposed timeline, Kardashian’s best chance may arrive in 2017."
In answer to the question whether the position of mayor comes with any powers or authority, Lorenz said: "No."
Lorenz advised interested candidates to visit the city's website and contact city official Kassakhian for more information. In case Kardashian is really interested in seeking a position that gives her no authority, Lorenz says the city has not yet received any inquiries for 2013, 2015 or 2017.
Qfox13.com notes that if Kardashian runs it will not be the first time a celebrity ran for political office in the state of California. Californians apparently love celebrities. They voted Arnold Schwarzenegger to the governorship. They also supported Ronald Reagan to the position and he later became president of the United States.
According to E! News, two Glendale city councilmen have already indicated they will support Kardashian's bid for mayorship. Glendale City Councilman Rafi Manoukan, said: "I think she would make an excellent mayor."
City Councilman and former Mayor Ara Najaran, offered her the position of "honorary chief of staff" to give her opportunity of a crash course in city matters.
OnTheRedCarpet.com reports that Kardashian was voted the most overexposed and among the "least trusted celebrities in America." She currently lives in Beverly Hills about 15 miles from Glendale.
According to ABC, the city of Glendale has a population of about 200,000, with more than 50,000 Armenian-Americans. Kim's late father was a third generation Armenian-American.