Cara Nicole, aka AZ Powergirl, has announced that she will be running for Arizona House of Representatives in district 26.
Have no idea where that is?
Neither does she.
“It’s kind of in the Mesa, Tempe area with some of the out-lying places,” Nicole said in her official campaign Facebook video. “I’m actually running green party, so all the other stuff doesn’t matter. I don’t know about the lying, cheating, stealing, and finagling. I’m one of you. I’m a normal person that just wants an opportunity to make your voice heard.”
Nicole has built her whole identity around a DC comics fictional character, Power Girl. She has traveled the world touring comic book and pop culture conventions selling her prints and comic books. She might be the first potential AZ House Representative with implied nudes littered all over the internet. Unlike Donald Trump, she can show us how big her hands are compared to the rest of her body.
She’s asking the kinds of questions that one wouldn’t expect from a green party or any candidate, really:
— Cara Nicole (@AzPowergirl) February 12, 2016
I've got another confession to make: I love this lip gloss. Ok, now your turn. Fess up! https://t.co/sWeaCmaUyq
— Cara Nicole (@AzPowergirl) March 5, 2016
Don't shoot me….me. In the Zombie apocalypse would you fight them or join them?
— Cara Nicole (@AzPowergirl) March 2, 2016
Super breath or heat vision? Extra points for an explanation. Double points for what you would do with it.
— Cara Nicole (@AzPowergirl) March 3, 2016
The voters in Phoenix tend to vote more conservative and backwards, so I’m actually excited to see if this campaign grabs the attention of the local media that’s starving for a story like this. I’m sure her fans will go out of their way to vote for her despite having zero political experience. You know, the kind of guys that buy cosplay prints to hang on their bedrooms in the mom’s basement. “Alright Arizona peeps, let’s put PG in da house,” William Zavala shared on Facebook.
Click here to find out more about her campaign and if you’re in her district.
Henry Barajas is the co-creator, writer and letterer for El Loco and Captain Unikorn. He has also written and lettered short stories for two successful Kickstarter SpazDog Press projects: Unite and Take Over: Stories inspired by The Smiths and Break The Walls: Comic Stories inspired by The Pixies. He is the Newsroom Research Assistant for The Arizona Daily Star and was nominated for the Shel Dorf Blogger of the Year award for his work at The Beat. You can follow him on Twitter @HenryBarajas and Google+.