Robert Blackmon, 28, who is dating Simpson’s daughter Sydney, is among eight candidates going for an empty council seat in St Petersburg.
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One of his campaign signs is planted in front of her house but he admitted he ‘probably should not be talking about the Simpsons without their permission’.
He added: ‘She’s been selflessly supporting me and not worried about herself.
‘The entire Simpson family are great people. They’ve been great friends to me.’
Two weeks ago, Orenthal ‘OJ’ James Simpson was granted parole after nine years in prison.
The former football star will now be released from prison this October after four members of the Nevada Parole Board unanimously approved his parole.
Simpson was joined at Lovelock Correctional Facility by his lawyer Malcolm LaVergne for the hearing, who arrived alongside Simpson’s close friend Tom Scotto, his sister Shirley Baker, and his daughter Arnelle.