A post shared by Salah Czapary for Ward 1 (@czapary) Meet Salah Czapary. He’s a former officer for the Metropolitan Police Department of D.C.

who is now running for D.C. Council. He’s also gay. Oh, and he knows how to work a hula hoop!“It was always a childhood dream of mine to be a police officer,” Czapary tells Metro Weekly. “I was obsessed with Walker, Texas Ranger as a kid.

I think part of that is the way we portray police in our movies and TV shows. They’re people that are problem solvers and they’re the good guys that help people.