WHY I WILL RUN FOR GOVERNOR IN 2010
By Kristin Davis
Last Saturday I gave the first political speech of my life. I spoke to the Manhattan Libertarian party and told them I planning a campaign for Governor of New York State. I have not decided whether to seek the Libertarian party nomination or form my own party based on my platform; legalization, regulation and taxation of prostitution, marijuana, and legalizing gay marriage.
When was the last time a candidate put forward this kind of honest, radical platform? When is the last time a politician offered the voters something different than higher taxes, more spending, greater debt and service cuts.
I will also run to highlight the inequities of our criminal justice system which discriminates against women, minorities and poor people, a system which sent me to jail while Eliot Spitzer broke the law and walked away free. Eliot Spitzer is symptomatic of the problem we are dealing with in NY- dirty politicians who believe they are above the law – this precedent must be broken!
More importantly I would run as an advocate for real reform.
I have written extensively on my support for these three proposals on this website long before I thought about running for public office. I have a business background, ran a hedge fund for ten years and built a multi-million dollar business from scratch. Unlike any of the other candidates for governor I have created jobs and made a payroll. I am certainly more qualified than the losers and hacks we have in Albany now!
I am in a unique position to understand the economics of sex. I built a multi-million dollar escort service from scratch before pleading guilty to promoting prostitution. Prostitution in New York is estimated to be a $5 Billion a year business. Legalization and a reasonable tax rate could bring $ 1Billion in new revenues to New York State each year. Legalizing Marijuana would reap another $2 Billion a year. Then New York could balance the budget and still cut property and income taxes.
If I run it will not be some publicity stunt or effort to help,or hurt any other candidate. The publicity I have received in the past was not by choice- I was arrested! Now, I plan on using this megaphone attribute to run as a advocate for women's rights and personal freedom. I figured out I was libertarian by nature by going to the national libertarian party website. I found myself in agreement with 80% of their platform. I am a member of no party. They are all corrupt!
I am confident about my ability to raise $2 million for a real campaign. I already have campaign contribution pledges from supporters as diverse as Northern California Pot farmers, Hip-Hop artists, Gay and lesbian friends an even some conservative businessmen. My friends at G-Unit, Penthouse magazine and High Times have both encouraged me.
I have retained Roger Stone, a well know political consultant to help me prepare for a campaign for governor. I met Roger Stone after we were on a radio show together. He helped expose the hypocrisy of Eliot Spitzer. He is brilliant. He knows how to get the 15,000 signatures I will need to get my name on the ballot. He also shares my positions regarding legalization of prostitution, pot and gay marriage.
I am the one who will be running and putting my name on the ballot. I am the one who will offer New York voters something different. I am the one advocating using our voice to speak out against inequality and the one who is ready to take on the career politicians and expose them for who they really are! I know the politicians and political reporters wont take me seriously at first. Let's see if they are still laughing when my campaign files three times the number of signatures needed to get on the ballot.
New York voters will have a chance to vote to legalize prostitution, pot and gay marriage next November. What could be more exciting?
This would ROCK! But....please don't run with the Libertarian Party, or any party for that matter. This is what NY state needs. We don't need this stuff taxed, just legalized.
Posted by slayerboy on 02/09/2010 - 01:02 AM
You got my vote... And my signature if you need it.
Posted by Michael on 02/09/2010 - 10:36 AM
Umm, 15,000 signatures? Isn't it 45,000 signatures?
Posted by Himself on 02/09/2010 - 11:20 AM
You go girl. If you can back up the NY Times story revealing our now current Governors sorted behaviors, you could easily bring him down. After all I would rather have you running the show a person that can generat money, than any of the others that just know how to spend it on anything
Posted by Brad Macoun on 02/09/2010 - 02:33 PM
Kristin would make a better Governor than both Spitzer and Paterson - combined! The fact that she has a solid plan on how to reduce NY's taxes , curb the debt, is both appealing and sound. You'd have my vote and signature. Regulating Pot and Prostitution just makes sense. Let's face it; both are going to still going to occur and remain illegal in essence costing the state millions of dollars each year to enforce.
What makes more sense: enforcing laws that are basically unenforceable, or regulating and taxing the services thereby reducing NY residents' taxes and reducing our debt?
Hmmm - for me, it's a no-brainer. Tax Pot and Prostitution, Reduce NY debt and taxes.
Run Kristin Run
Posted by LF on 02/10/2010 - 03:52 PM
legalization and taxation of harmless activities such as marijuana and prostitution can only make sense
Posted by ernie on 02/11/2010 - 06:43 AM
I HOPE YOU WIN!
I HAVE BEEN ON THE OFFICIAL ELECTION BALLOT IN VERMONT 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 AND I WILL BE 2010.
I CAMPAIGN TO MAKE MARIJUANA LEGAL!
I HAVE BEEN ABUSED BY LEGAL AUTHORITIES IN VERMONT: http://crisericson.com
YOU CANNOT BELIEVE THE CRAP AND LENGTHS THEY GO TO IN ORDER TO DISRUPT MY CAMPAIGN!
I DON'T EVEN LIST ALL THE ABUSES AGAINST ME BECAUSE THEY ARE SO OUTRAGEOUS NO ONE WOULD BELIEVE IT UNLESS I HAD HIDDEN VIDEO CAMERAS;
OR FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU AND I TOGETHER HAD A
REALITY T.V. SHOW OF TWO GIRLS (WOMEN) GOING OUT TO MAKE MARIJUANA LEGAL & RUN FOR GOVERNOR OF ADJACENT STATES (VERMONT AND NEW YORK). We could weave in a tour van back and forth from NY to VT!
Posted by Ms. Cris Ericson on 02/14/2010 - 12:35 PM
Kristin, best of luck!
You should check out New Zealand's system of decriminalization of prostitution. During the first tax season after they passed the reform act, the country took in something like 50% more in taxes.
Also, you should contact SWOP NY: http://swop-nyc.org/ for some local support.
Posted by SWOP LV on 02/14/2010 - 09:48 PM
Good luck! This does much to open up the discussion. Review this link for New Zealand Prostitution Laws and the best model legislation for prostitution. http://www.bayswan.org/newzea.html
Posted by Carol Leigh on 02/15/2010 - 10:35 AM
I have been blogging, speaking, supporting and petitioning the legalization of professional Courtesans for almost a year. Then when I heard that Michelle Phiffer and Kathy Bates were also fighting for this same cause I realized these powerful and influential women also see the revenue of legalization including business license, work cards, medical cards and yes taxes. Any other business is run on this basis and I feel a Courtesan should run business as such.
Posted by Natasha Skinski on 02/18/2010 - 03:13 PM
I think NY needs a new voice in politics. Good luck on your candidacy.
Posted by geraldo max on 03/02/2010 - 01:30 PM
I don't like the present pot laws as they are foolish and if s person wants to go to a prosttute what do I care? I will definitely do all I can for your campain. I don't have money but I do interact with many people and have time. You will be the only candidate I will actively support in my whole life. I pray you will win.
Posted by anna carroll on 03/03/2010 - 05:53 AM
High taxes on smokes created a situation where NY'rs went to the untaxed Indian reservations to buy them. Making it legal to have an amount on your person is only going to make the illegal untaxed drug trade more profitable.
Posted by Andrew on 03/03/2010 - 10:03 AM
I applaud your efforts. The only thing I would suggest is that if marajuna could be grown well on a large scale in NY that should be done instead of importing from California.
Posted by Matt on 03/08/2010 - 05:10 PM
I truly hope you can conquer this quest! I think you are an amazing and powerful woman for tackling such a wonderful cause!
You have all my support from California and friends love! Love to start a petition to support you!
Posted by Natasha Skinski on 04/23/2010 - 10:06 PM
Posted by gel withrow on 04/26/2010 - 07:03 PM
You'd be a rare gem. An HONEST politician! How refreshing. Go Kristin!!
Posted by Dagny on 06/07/2010 - 07:19 PM
I am sure you are aware that that "escort agencies" are legal. Promoting and exposing vulgar "menu options" in these type of business transaction would in my opinion not only lower standard, but waste time chasing petty cash in an attempt to tax street "type" sex workers. Under age girls with so called "pips" will always be a problem, whether legalizing it or not.. My biggest worry is the possible increase in high school/college drop outs, further morality decrease, and substance abuse. We all know "sex sells" its one of media's biggest trademark, but how far are we willing to take it as a society? we are already exposing minors to the provocative/hate type hop hop music industry, whats next? porn star barbie and ken,its all worry some.