Gay City Council Candidate Runs Transparent Campaign Sharing His Own Nudes and Videos

Submitted by Take Out on Tue, 04/03/2018 - 12:10

They can't blackmail you with your tea if you spill it first! 


Eric Jon Schmidt, one of four challengers thus far in the March 2019 West Hollywood City Council, has promised to run an absolutely transparent campaign.

That apparently includes his willingness to continue posting photos and videos of him having sex on a website called and alerting WEHOville and others to its presence.

Schmidt’s DudesNude profile is Need2BNude. It can be accessed directly by clicking here. In addition to 23 photographs, some showing him nude and engaged in sexual activities with other men, Schmidt has posted six videos of him having sex.

His profile also includes a 2,729-word profile that opens with this statement: “I am the luckiest guy in the world. I have had a lot of hot sex and never got an STD. D and D free as of 2-5-18.” (D and D free is a reference to “drug and disease free,” a statement posted by some gay men on their profiles on sex sites such as Grindr.)

In his profile, Schmidt describes himself as “an average, down-to-earth, guy-next-door type. Let’s have coffee, play scrabble, gin rummy, go for a hike, have sex…whatever you like. I am the single-most approachable guy on earth.”

“Kind, compassionate, polite, good manners, good mid-western values, I am not a typical Angelino, I have not become one of them. And definitely not a West Hollywoodian.

“Not much into fashion. I’m a t-shirt and jeans kind of guy.

“I’m from a good home. I was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout

“Looking at me you would never know that I’m a horny little sexhibitionist.”

‘Doing a video in the mud. I love being nude and slutty outdoors.’ The cropped top of a photo posted by Eric Jon Schmidt on DudesNude on March 25, 2018.

Schmidt announced at the March 5 City Council meeting that he would be running for one of three seats up for election on March 5, 2019. Those seats currently are occupied by council members John D’Amico and Lauren Meister, who have said they will seek re-election, and Lindsey Horvath, who has yet to declare.

Other challengers include Duke Mason, a member of the city’s Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board and a previous candidate; Timothy Williams, who is head of a production company called Haus of Liontruth, and Tom deMille, a local artist who was an unsuccessful candidate in the 2013 election.

In a bio provided to WEHOville when he announced his candidacy, Schmidt describes himself as an avid volunteer with organizations such as Heal the Bay and Project Angel Food. He is also an advocate for the disabled, helping them deal with employment, legal, medical, financial and housing issues. He has served in the U.S. Army and as a fitness trainer to celebrities and “showboys and showgirls” in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

With his partner, Jack Cline, Schmidt formed the “West Hollywood Cheerleaders Eastside,” which he describes as a group that promotes parades and marches and awareness of community issues.

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