Caitlyn Jenner runs for California Governor

Whilst Keeping Up With The Kardasians might be over, fans of the much-loved show don’t have to fear the drama being over just yet. The show however must go on. Kim Kardashian was one of the first Kardashians to break from the mold when she became involved in law work to free unfairly incarcerated people. Caitlyn Jenner, her former step-parent, is now following Kim into a life of public service by running for California Governor. 

The home of the bright lights of Hollywood, it is not surprising that the role of California Governor has been previously filled by a famous actor. Arnold Schwarzenegger famously became governor and ran the state from 2003 to 2011. Such moves from Hollywood to the political sphere is surprisingly common in the United States of America. Back in the 80s, Ronald Regan made his way to the top spot of President of the United States of America after a successful movie career and several terms also as the Governor of California. 

Caitlyn Jenner then is just the latest in a long line of celebrities to run for public office. The former Olympian and now transgender activist will run as a Republican candidate for the state. Jenner says she has now filed the paper work to run for the position, making her one of the most prominent transgender individuals currently in US politics. Jenner will run against the current governor Gov. Gavin Newsom of California. Gov. Newsom is a Democrat and the most likely candidate thanks to it being a recall election and the economic successes of his previous term. 

The recall election has received popular support in California, where state officials say they have exceeded the 1.5 million signatures necessary to implement it. Officially, it is still uncertain if and when a recall vote will happen, but organizers have said for months that they have exceeded the 1.5 million signatures needed to trigger such an election. It would most likely be held this fall. Forty percent of the Californian population said they supported a recall election in a recent survey by the Public Policy Institute of California.