The election isn’t over, Philadelphia! That’s the message of ineligible mayoral candidate
Sanjaya Larry West, who announced today he had joined the Green Party and would seek their mayoral nomination at tomorrow’s meeting. It’s becoming more and more apparent Larry West is an art-school prank or perhaps the new host of Punk’d.
Apparently Kerry Foster, the presumed Green Party candidate, didn’t get the 2/3 vote required to win the mayoral nomination, so Larry West wants to get on the agenda for the Green Party’s meeting and then get some party backing for his ineligible mayoral run. “I’ve been talking to Brian Rudnick, the Green Party Candidate for the 8th Council District, and he really supports this!” Larry’s release says he said.
Larry’s also attempting to change the law so that he can actually legally run for mayor. He wrote to City Council but only Frank Rizzo responded and he didn’t help. But now Larry’s met a lawyer, and he’s ready to change the world, or at least Philadelphia’s minimum age of 25 to run for mayor.
Trust me when I say this; In the next few months, this is not only going to become one of the biggest issues in Philadelphia, but this will happen sooner than later! If your [sic] reading this and wondering what you can do, please CALL CITY COUNCIL AND COMPLAIN!!!
Lest you think Larry West’s mayoral candidacy is a stunt or annoying, let’s turn to Phillyblog, my favorite source for commentary on anything:
I think its great that a 22 year old is running for mayor. This 22 year old could get people interested who otherwise would not be. I would rather see a 22 year old run for mayor and be serious about it than be serious about drug dealing or smash and grabbing or other felonies.
I remember when I was 22, and my choices were either (a) deal drugs and smash and grab things and other felonies or (b) run for mayor. I’m so glad I chose (a).
In other news, Larry is also selling Larry West for Mayor greeting cards.
Ineligible? NOT FOR LONG! [Larry West for Mayor Blog]
Reload this Page Mayoral Candidate Larry West to go for Green Party Nomination [Phillyblog]
March 6, 2007: Green Party Running For Council DIY-Style