I’m Running for Mayor

It’s April and there’s no declared Democratic candidate for Mayor in Irvine. So I’m throwing my hat into the ring to run against Council member Steven Choi.

So what if I’m a way to the left liberal that makes Larry Agran look like a conservative?  I’ve been in Irvine for 15 years.  I’ve coached enough kids here to capture the youth vote and that of their parents.

My management experience includes being a youth soccer and basketball commissioner, a cubmaster for a cub scout pack, a homeowner’s association president for eight years, and I’ve volunteered for a number of community organizations.

Since I have my own firm, I can save the city $1.2 million a year by handling the Great Park PR contract myself. I promise never to bring my Blackberry to the dais.  And I will campaign by wearing a Photoshopped sign of Steve Choi’s head over Mao Zedong’s body to see how Choi likes it.  I have no bankruptcies, I haven’t carpetbagged anywhere, and I don’t equate gay porn and NAMBLA as parody, and I promise not to use this blog as a camapign tool to libel my opponent.

My campaign slogan is pretty simple: “Take a Left Turn in Irvine and Vote for Dan Chmielewski.”

See you at my victory party in November.

But first, check the date today……

 

You almost bought it, didn’t you…

  5 comments for “I’m Running for Mayor

  1. Howard be my name
    April 1, 2012 at 9:56 am

    You’re too skinny to be a mayor.

  2. Kathy Findley
    April 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    You have inspired me. I am running for Costa Mesa City Council!

  3. Junior
    April 1, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    April Fool!

    Your left turn comment reminded me of a little joke the Reagan Pres. Library played on Pres. Obama. The winding street leading up to the library has banners on light poles with an image of each Pres. in chronological order. The banners leading away from the library continue that theme. The last banner, of course, is Pres. Obama. That particular pole is just before a left curve in the road. On that pole is, just below BHO’s image, is a prominent left turn arrow. Pretty funny huh?

  4. April 1, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Dan, as much as I hate to admit it, you might be an interesting addition to the City Council. Only trouble is that no one runs on the Agranista Slate unless King Larry handpicks him or her. In your achievements you failed to list an ability to wield a “rubber stamp” and that is Rule #1 for all new Agranistas. Lastly, you are probably too independent minded to fit into the Agranista mindset. Better stick to coaching and leave being a clone to others. Happy April Fool’s Day to you too.

  5. Dan Chmielewski
    April 1, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Pat — Thanks for the vote of confidence sort of…Jeff Lalloway has already endorsed me on my Facebook page. Honestly, there are ony three people in the world that I say “how high” when they say jump. That’s my wife, my wife and my wife…. Though I can’t say no to my kids….

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