Don’t print up the official stationary yet, but reality star and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian has designs on political office. More specifically, she’d like to be the mayor of Glendale, California.
Kardashian shared her political aspirations in her reality TV show. “I decided, I’m gonna run for the mayor of Glendale,” Kim said as her sisters tooled around Dallas in the show. “So I have to buy a house there.”
The Kardashian candidacy is a long-term goal, Kim acknowledged, saying it’s probably another five years down the road. The next Glendale municipal elections are slated for 2017.
“You have to have residency there... so (assistant) Noelle (Keshishian) and I are like looking into all the requirements. ... She’s going to help me with my campaign.”
Kardashian’s potential foray into politics comes after successfully parlaying her looks and business savvy into an empire estimated at $35 million. In addition to her reality shows, she has launched clothing and perfume lines. Making the political bid attractive to Kardashian is Glendale’s ethnic makeup. Many of the town’s residents share her Armenian heritage.
“Kim has always looked for opportunities to grow and also do what she can to help and support the Armenian community,” a statement from her representative said. “She’s learning more about ways in which she can help to do her part to make a difference in the community.” — Agencies