ATLANTIC CITY — A local school board candidate who appeared on a podcast discussing marijuana use and an interest in appearing in pornographic films at a young age was accused of poor judgment and unsuitability for a major city school. criticized by opponents.
In an hour-long interview on a local podcast called Dirty Politics, Kashawn “Kash” McKinley, 38, a school board candidate and director of member services and special projects at Atlantic City, said he said they never experienced early career interest. He also did not drink alcohol until the age of 28 and did not smoke cannabis until the age of 31.
As part of the work of his mentor, Mayor Marty Small Sr., McKinley is leading efforts to make Atlantic City the East Coast capital of legal cannabis, he said.
A short, heavily edited version of the video was posted to the online site downbeachbuzz.com on Monday, but there is no information about its creator.
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Downbeachbuzz’s video headline reads, “Atlantic City Cannabis Tour, Mayoral Wingman, Ex-Porn Star, and School Board Candidate.” The description reads, “Watch video: Kash McKinley (Mayor’s Chief of Staff) will smoke weed every day for the rest of his life.”
Downbeachbuzz did not respond Wednesday to requests for information about who posted and why.
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The edited version does not include the part where McKinley said he chose not to enter the porn industry, nor how he failed to keep his early vow to smoke marijuana every day.
McKinley declined to comment on the interview or edited video.
Small said he saw the video late Tuesday.
“This issue is handled internally,” Small said, declining to comment further on McKinley’s words. “Consider sources as long as they give credibility to someone else. Sources are in no way proponents of small government.”
School board member John Devlin shared a link to the video with the Atlantic City press on Tuesday, expressing concern about McKinley’s comments.
“Is this the direction our school district wants?” asked Devlin, who is at war with Small over various issues in the city. “This clown running a school board on a budget of $230 million?”
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The clown motif appears at the end of the edited video, with a grotesquely made-up face saying, “Good evening, Marty. I’m your worst nightmare. … You don’t deserve to be mayor of Atlantic City.”
When asked if it was fair to judge McKinley on the edited version, Devlin said his judgment would not change when the unedited podcast suggested McKinley had reconsidered his original intentions. .
“He still talks about it and brags about it[given a career as a porn star],” said Devlin. “I would have a problem with that.”
Devlin said Small is interested in getting his political supporters on school boards. His wife, La’Quetta Small, became district superintendent in January.
McKinley reveals in the unedited video that he has never been in a pornographic film and talks about how he limits his cannabis use.
However, in the podcast, McKinley spoke about his thoughts on the perfect life as a high school senior.
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“When I was a senior, I was in a Cherokee in a Jeep. I was going to drive to California and be a porn star. That was life for me,” McKinley said. “Sex all day when the weather is nice.”
But when he met someone who offered him $700 a day to appear in a porn video, he couldn’t go through with it.
“I got scared and didn’t do it,” McKinley said.
When he tried cannabis as a young adult, he said he loved it.
“I told myself, ‘I’m going to smoke a cigarette every day for the rest of my life.’ But when I get high, I’m not right,” McKinley said. , I know I can’t do it in public.It slows me down.It’s not all good.”
McKinley has also discussed his nickname “Kash” with the podcast host.
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“It’s about Benjamin, Benny, break it down,” McKinley said. “I was born a natural hustler. I’m chasing cash.”
At one point, he said in an interview, he realized he wasn’t rich and wanted to be.
“I was having fun, but I wasn’t rich, so I didn’t get promoted. I’m so into politics that sometimes I can’t speak my truth. I want money.”
He wants to do a good job helping the city and wants to be paid for it. But at some point it won’t be enough, he said in an interview.
“I do public service for what I’m paid,” said McKinley, whose city salary is $75,000, according to city records.
“I’m going to do something eventually. I’m a CEO/boss type of person,” says McKinley, who previously ran an event planning business.
Reporter: Michelle Brunetti