|Kristin Davis, a.k.a. The Manhattan Madam, is running for Governor of New York on a pro-marijuana legalization platform.
Kristin Davis, the infamous “Manhattan Madam” who supplied top-of-the-line call girls to Eliot Spitzer during his tenures as Attorney General and Governor of New York, filed a voter petition to run on the ballot as the Anti-Prohibition Party candidate for Governor.
“I am running on a platform of personal and economic freedom,” said Davis, 35, a former hedge fund vice president. “I want to end the prohibition on marijuana, gay marriage and casino gambling to generate new revenues instead of raising taxes on already over-taxed New Yorkers.”
”Californians have figured out what New Yorkers need to figure out,” Davis said in April
. “Marijuana is a $10 billion a year industry in New York state. Its legalization and taxation would help New York’s current financial crises.”
“Legalizing, regulating and taxing marijuana will generate $1 billion in new revenues, save millions in wasted law enforcement, cut court costs and help balance the budget,” she said.
Davis, who served four months on Riker’s Island for pleading guilty to promoting prostitution, is a vocal feminist, libertarian and gay marriage advocate, reports Celeste Katz of the New York Daily News
“The two major parties have driven our state economy into a ditch,” Davis said. “I think New Yorkers are ready for new ideas, new faces and new solutions.”
“Let the debate begin,” said Davis.
Independent candidates for Governor are required to file 15,000 valid signatures, with at least 100 in each of 15 Congressional districts. Davis filed 22,000 signatures on Tuesday.