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When it comes to being mayor, local 'celebrity' isn't enough

L.A. Nik, seen here in 2011, wants to go from being the 'Mayor of Minneapolis After Dark' to the 'Mayor of Minneapolis, Like, the Actual Mayor, During the Day.'

L.A. Nik, seen here in 2011, wants to go from being the 'Mayor of Minneapolis After Dark' to the 'Mayor of Minneapolis, Like, the Actual Mayor, During the Day.' Tom Wallace, Star Tribune

Reader Mark Rivard responds to L.A. Nik, 'Mayor of Minneapolis After Dark,' seeks day job as actual mayor:

This guy is a joke. Running for mayor on the credibility that you know a lot of prostitutes and drug dealers, and proclaim yourself a celebrity, not enough. Not to mention his name literally starts with L.A., not MPLS.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I've done L.A., and I'm thankful Minneapolis is nothing like it. We don't need a washed up, didn't quite make it, rocker dude who's got a selfie game that would rival the high school cheerleading captain to try and represent the greatest city in the world.

Unfortunately you have to do a lot more than simply walk the streets in a costume to qualify for the kind of respect the leader of an entire city demands. That's why Scott Seekins isn't mayor either.

Celebrity is not credibility, we've learned that the hard with our current president, ESPECIALLY when it's self proclaimed and no one can even figure out what it actually is you're famous for. We are better than this Minneapolis.