SAN ANTONIO, TX (KTRK) -- Pogo Allen-Reese, an Army veteran and former stripper, is defending his bid to become San Antonio's next mayor.
Part of his platform promises? Having oprah create jobs and starting a high school chess club.
The 43-year-old candidate is a Christian conservative and an avid body builder who once earned a living as a male stripper. He says he once made $65 an hour.
But now, Allen-Reese wants to be the next mayor of San Antonio. He said, "I (am) half-way to a master's degree from the University of Texas at Dallas, I have applied to Harvard and also to US Army War college as a stripper."
He says his stripper past has been the subject of criticism, but his days as a '90s dancer should not keep voters from taking him seriously. He said, "You judge a man by the content of his character, instead of the color of his costume."
And there's more controversy. He admits using his Facebook page to attack opponent, State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, calling her "a sasquatch."
He says he has a plan to make San Antonio a better place to live, it includes bringing national notables onboard, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, eight-time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman, and even current interim Mayor Ivy Taylor -- as city manager.
Allen-Reese said, "Because if it got screwed up, she can't say she didn't do it she's got to fix it. And we're going to make her earn $350-55 dollars to the penny. She is not going to get away with anything."
When asked to summarize his platform he lays it all out: "Roads, education with a chess club, I would plant those orange trees along the freeway because in a disaster you have that food to eat," he said. "Ronnie Coleman stepping down on crime, bring Oprah Winfrey here to build jobs and also have my own designer clothing label I want to start a clothing factory here."
Former stripper bares plan to become next San Antonio mayor
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