Mindy Meyer, a 22-year-old Orthodox Jewish intern in Kings County Supreme Court, is running on the Republican and Conservative party lines against Democrat Kevin Parker in Brooklyn’s new 21st Senate District, but her official website is decidedly unorthodox.
The page features a hot pink background and the electropop duo LMFAO’s hit song “Sexy And I Know It” as a soundtrack. On top of the site there is a picture of Ms. Meyer behind a podium encrusted with computerized diamonds and similarly blinged out text spelling out her LMFAO-inspired slogan, “I’m Senator And I Know It.” The fun doesn’t stop there, Ms. Meyer’s page also boasts a section on“The Issues” headlined by all caps, faux leopard print text proclaiming her the “DIVA OF THE DISTRICT.”
The main issues addressed by Ms. Meyer on her site include stop-and-frisk, school choice and crime. Ms. Meyer illustrated the section on “poverty and unemployment” with a picture of her holding a bow and arrow in costume as The Hunger Games’ heroine Katniss Everdeen. She explains this by saying her plan to host more career fairs and unemployment seminars and to increase funding for “summer youth employment programs” will mean “No more ‘Hunger Games‘ in our District!”
Ms. Meyer wasn’t content to wear just one outfit on the first page of her site, so she included rotating pictures of herself in a black blazer and a neon pink blazer in front of the U.S. Capitol building and an American flag. She also has a brief biographical paragraph in which she promises to”utilize her religious values and moral compass as her guide.”
“I can tell you one thing, I have no experience in corruption,” Ms. Meyer says on the site. “There is always corruption, but I have the intention to follow my values and ensure that none of what happens in my district is corrupt.”
On her “Meet Mindy” page, Ms. Meyer improbably describes herself as “the first young woman in the history of New York to run for New York State Senate” and touts her endorsement from the Brooklyn Conservative Party.
“We were very excited after we met with her and I say she will be formidable and a strong contender. She has a maturity and an ability well beyond her years,” Brooklyn Conservative Party chairman Jerry Kassar is quoted as saying.
View some highlights from her page below.
[Hat tip Azi Paybarah]
(updated 5:00 p.m. to remove incorrect fundraising numbers)