Cooper Hefner, Son Of Late Hugh Hefner, Exploring A Run For California State Senate
Written by Huffingtonpost on July 13, 2020
Cooper Hefner, son of the late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, introduced Monday that he’s contemplating a run for California state Senate in 2022 as a Democrat.
“I don’t understand how anybody might sit idly by proper now and watch what’s unfolding round us and never ask themselves, ‘What extra can I do to assist?’” Hefner, 28, instructed HuffPost by e-mail a day forward of his announcement.
“I imagine California and the USA want new leaders with daring and revolutionary concepts to step ahead and take part in manifesting a authorities that works extra successfully and smarter,” he added. “I’ve the expertise, management, and creativity to assist in that pursuit.”
Hefner stated he’ll marketing campaign for the 30th District seat at the moment held by Democrat Holly Mitchell, who’s operating for Los Angeles supervisor on this yr’s election. The district consists of a part of LA.
Hefner, a businessman who’s the son of Hefner and mannequin Kimberley Conrad, labored at Playboy Enterprises earlier than stepping away in 2019. He held jobs as a guide, head of chief world partnerships, adviser to the CEO, and was the journal’s chief artistic officer for practically three years. He’s at the moment a member of the U.S. Air Drive Reserves and a German Marshall Fund of the USA fellow.
Over the previous few years, he’s develop into concerned in political causes, internet hosting a fundraiser for then-presidential candidate Kamala Harris in 2019 and making donations to the campaigns of Harris, Pete Buttigeg and Joe Biden.
Hefner stated he desires to give attention to “fixing for the inequalities of the current.”
“COVID exacerbated points California and the nation have had for fairly a while,” he stated. “These have been points that have been typically ignored or simply managed poorly. Proper now, our authorities must be daring, engaged, and performing to ship compelling options to severe issues just like the housing disaster. Hire and mortgage aid motion ought to happen instantly.”
Hefner is married to “Harry Potter” actress Scarlett Hefner (née Byrne). The couple, who tied the knot final yr after saying their engagement in 2015, predict their first baby collectively.
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