If you don’t know the name Aria DiMezzo already, get ready to be very familiar with it. Aria is a transsexual, an anarchist, a satanist, a metalhead — and now, she’s the GOP nominee for County Sheriff in Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
As reported by MetalSucks, Aria won the nomination by running unopposed as a libertarian, as a way of showing how uninformed the average voter really is. Aria never hid who she is or what she stands for; in fact, Aria literally made her campaign slogan “F*** The Police.” And yet over 4,000 people voted for her, in what she believes is a real-life illustration of what is wrong with American electrions today.
“It’s all there,” Aria wrote in a blog post. “None of it is a secret. I couldn’t possibly have been more upfront about who I am, or my position on things. Did none of you pay attention to the election two years ago, when I criticized Eli Rivera for not going far enough with his sanctuary policy? Did none of you remember the six foot tall tranny who ran for sheriff and then city council?
“You could have easily looked at a sample ballot prior to the election, and you could have simply looked up the candidates in a search engine. By doing so, you, like the good citizen in Rindge, would probably have been appalled, and probably wouldn’t have voted for me. I wouldn’t have begrudged you for that. I was, after all, rather upfront about it. I went into it expecting that I would lose the primary to a write-in candidate, because I didn’t think that so many voters were just… completely and totally oblivious about who they are voting for.
“Because the fact is that you didn’t bother. You trusted the system. You trusted the establishment. You trusted the party. You felt safe. You were sure that there must be some mechanisms in place to prevent from occurring exactly what just occurred. Your anger is misplaced if you direct it at me. Please listen. Your anger is with the system that has lied to you. Your anger is with the system that convinced you to believe in it, trust in it, and have faith in it, when it is completely and utterly broken.”
DiMezzo is not only the Repuiblican nominee for sheriff in Cheshire County, she’s also a metalhead who performs in the band FUD and who considered Trivium’s “The Heart from Your Hate” her official campaign song.
Here’s Aria covering Black Sabbath with her band:
Aria will be running against Eli Rivera, the incumbent sheriff who has held the post since 2013, this November. We here at The Pit wish her all the luck in the world.
Words by Chris Krovatin