A 22-year old is running for the New York State Senate. The self-described "Diva" has a LMFAO-themed campaign slogan (in sparkling GIF form), and says she was inspired to get into politics by Legally Blonde.
New York, meet Mindy Meyer.
The Orthodox Jewish law student from Flatbush is running on the Republican and Conservative Party lines against Democratic State Sen. Kevin Parker, and has the most ridiculous campaign website we've ever seen. "Mindy Meyer for NYS Senate," reads a banner across the top of her bright pink site. "I'm Senator and I Know It."
(Also, "I'm Sexy And I Know It" plays on loop.)
Click on "ISSUES" and underneath a leopard print "Diva of the District" header, Meyer details her stance on everything from issues like Stop-And-Frisk, to Poverty and Unemployment-- next to which is a Hunger Games-inspired picture of Meyer as Katniss Everdeen, holding a bow and arrow.
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And what may seem like an unserious campaign, however, is garnering the serious support of Meyer's elders. Jerry Kassar, chairman of Brooklyn's Conservative Party, stated on Meyer's site:
We endorsed her. We filed her petitions on the conservative party line and we anticipate her being a strong candidate. We were very excited after we met with her and I say she will be formidable and a strong contender. She has a maturity and an ability well beyond her years.
City And State talked to Meyer to see why she decided to enter into politics at such a young age:
“I’m trying to attract a young crowd and recruit more young people. People in politics are out of touch with the younger generation, who are not voting, are not registered.”
“My idea is to make it very contemporary, funky, cool, not like a typical senator’s website,” Meyer said, adding, “Have you been to Kevin Parker’s website? You could fall asleep when you go to it, everything’s just red, white and blue.”
And her inspiration?
“To be honest with you, the reason why I initially wanted to attend law school is because I’d watched Legally Blonde and saw Elle Woods,” Meyer said. Eleven years ago, when the film was released, Meyer was about 10 or 11 years old.
“She showed me you could go to Harvard and make it sophisticated. Pink is my favorite color, so that’s technically my inspiration, everything pink,” she said.
Blinded by the bling from her site? Not to worry, here's some of the best from Meyer's campaign site:
Inspired By Katniss Everdeen
<strong>"No more "Hunger Games" in our District!</strong> Mindy believes that summer youth employment programs should be restored to receive the full funding that they had received in the past."
Inspired By "Legally Blonde"
"To be honest with you, the reason why I initially wanted to attend law school is because I'd watched Legally Blonde and saw Elle Woods." - <a href="http://www.cityandstateny.com/diva-district/" target="_hplink">Mindy Meyer</a> (at least she's honest?)
Promises To Use Her "Religious Values And Moral Compass"
"I can tell you one thing, I have no experience in corruption," <a href="http://mindymeyer4senate.com/meetmindy.html" target="_hplink">said Meyer. </a>"This is how politics has to change. There is always corruption, but I have the intention to follow my values and ensure that none of what happens in my district is corrupt."
"Stop-and-frisk is when a police officer who is suspicious of an individual detains the person and runs his hands lightly over the suspect's outer garments to determine if the person is carrying a concealed weapon. As long as an officer has reasonable suspicion, a stop and frisk is constitutional under the Fourth Amendment. Mindy believes that skin color does not warrant a "reasonable suspicion."
"Mindy believes that parents have the right to school choice. Mindy will "vouch for vouchers!" It's all about enabling and providing opportunity."
Take On Crime
"Mindy intends to crack down on crime. Specifically on domestic violence by advocating for women in violent relationships and ensuring that they have a safe place to go and receive the necessary help that they need. She also intends to help our young involved in gang related activity by restructuring their lives by helping them work toward a degree."