Former Valparaiso University Student Michael Essany is running for City Council.
The 24-year-old first made headlines a couple of years ago, when a talk show he broadcast from his parents basement was picked up by the E! Entertainment Network.
Essany, a Democrat, says he's not running for Valparaiso City Council because it is fun or lucrative, but because he cares about the city.
Last year, he finished second in a three way race for Center Township Trustee.