Juneau, Alaska — Levi Johnston may be following in Sarah Palin’s footsteps.
Johnston’s manager, Tank Jones, on Monday confirmed a report on Variety magazine’s website that Johnston is planning to run for city office in his hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, as part of a reality TV show.
Wasilla is where Palin got her start in politics, moving up from City Council to mayor before winning election as Alaska’s governor in 2006.
Jones said Johnston is serious about a run, either for mayor or City Council.
According to the Wasilla city clerk, the next mayoral election is in 2011. The candidate filing period for council elections this October closed July 30. Johnston isn’t listed among those candidates.
Johnston, 20, is the father of Palin’s grandson, Tripp, and the recently off-again flame to her daughter Bristol. He has seemingly come to embrace the spotlight since first being thrust into it in 2008, amid Palin’s bid for vice president, when he and Bristol were unwed teenagers expecting a child together.