Aria DiMezzo, a self-proclaimed “transsexual Satanist anarchist”, won the Republican primary for Sheriff of Cheshire County, NH, last week.
DiMezzo, who ran on the slogan “F—the police,” noted in a Friday blog post that she “couldn’t have been more direct about who I am or where I stand on things”.
She said she was surprised to have won the primary, saying the electorate was “completely and utterly unaware of who they are voting for”. Some 4,000 people voted for DiMezzo in the Sept. 8 primary.
“I am running for sheriff because I oppose this very system, and the sheriff has the most practical ability in the county of Cheshire to oppose this system,” DiMezzo said. “The system that let you down by allowing me – fucking transgender Satanist anarchist – to be your sheriff candidate is the same system that I am attacking. I’m sorry, and I know it hurts to hear, but this system is a lie.
“It’s all a lie. It’s shattered from start to finish, and my existence as a sheriff candidate is just how that reality was thrown in your face,” she added.
DiMezzo will now face popular Democratic incumbent Eli Rivera, who is seeking his fifth term, according to union leader.
She had previously lost sheriff and city council elections as a Libertarian candidate.