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After rising in the ranks over the years from a run-of-the-mill gossip blogger to becoming Rihanna’s go-to source for releasing photos of baby boy RZA, Jason Lee is ready to amplify his brand even further by running for Stockton City Council District 6 in South Stockton, California.

 

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A South Side native himself, Lee made the announcement earlier today (November 14) via his claim-to-fame platform, Hollywood Unlocked. Read his full “press statement” below:

 

“I’m excited to finally share what I’ve been planning for the last couple months. As everybody knows I have an affection for my hometown of Stockton, California.

Over the past few years I’ve enjoyed reconnecting with my community, creating engaging programs for the youth, and living among friends and family that I grew up with. I recently made Stockton my permanent place of living and realize that if I’m going to live here I may as well work to create real change.

As such, JASON LEE from the South Side is officially running for Stockton City Council District 6 [South Stockton]

I look forward to returning to my roots as a community organizer, activist, and someone who cares about the future of my city.” [sic]

 

The 46-year-old media personality certainly has the platform built for change, with Hollywood Unlocked boasting an impressive 3.5 million followers on Instagram alone. Still, much of his brand has been built on perpetuating gossip and celebrity rumors as opposed to building policies and city development. We all have different sides to our personalities though, right?

The nomination period for Stockton City Council District 6 began on November 13 and ends December 8, with a municipal primary election scheduled to be held on March 5, 2024. Do you think Jason Lee has the votes? See what some are saying on social media below:

 

1. Nope

via @bbrittnayy

2. I’m not even from there but I’m close in Oakland and it’s a NO lol

via @thatsso_chloe

3. CORRUPTIONNNNNNNNN!

via @pinkreup

4. I need off of this planet NOW 🤣😂 Because wait….!!!!! I have so many questions? Like sir pahleeze 🤣😂

via @MrTastyFreeze

5. Jason Lee is running for city council of Stockon, CA & I’m here for it

via @bcasamgmt

6. Why not? He would expose the corrupt politics going on in Stockton and could influence chance! I would rather have someone that looks like him vs the other!

via @Dyshieke

7. Why not we voted for trump

via @jeckstar

8. I wouldn’t vote for him for student body council let alone any other council

via @WillBarb44

9. THIS CANT BE REAL

via @yonceonikafenty

10. Hell no!

via @xCandyLover123x