Aria DiMezzo, a self-described “transsexual Satanist anarchist,” won the Republican primary for sheriff in Cheshire County, N.H. last week.
DiMezzo, who ran on the slogan “F*** the Police,” noted in a Friday blog post that they “couldn’t possibly have been more upfront about who I am, or my position on things.”
They expressed surprise at the fact that they won the primary, claiming the electorate was “completely and totally oblivious about who they are voting for.” Some 4,000 people cast votes for DiMezzo in the Sept. 8 primary.
“I’m running for sheriff because I oppose that very system, and the sheriff has the most hands-on ability in Cheshire County to oppose that system,” DiMezzo said. “The system that let you down by allowing me – the freaking transsexual Satanist anarchist – be your sheriff candidate is the same system I’m attacking. I’m sorry, and I know it hurts to hear, but that system is a lie.
“The entire thing is a lie. It’s broken from beginning to end,” they continued, “and my existence as your sheriff candidate is merely how this reality was thrown into your face.”
DiMezzo will now face popular Democratic incumbent Eli Rivera, who is seeking his fifth term, according to the Union Leader.
They have previously lost elections for sheriff and city council as a Libertarian candidate.