Ken Pon has pulled papers to run for City Council, District 1. He’ll be facing Mike Katz-Lacabe, David Anderson and – supposedly – Deborah Cox. Pon, an accountant married to a teacher, used to be in the School Board but was easily defeated back in 2004 by now-Mayor Stephen Cassidy. Pon was a strong advocate of Chris Lim, the terrible superintendent whose antics harmed SLUSD for years.
It’s likely that Pon’s main reason for running is to cause trouble – he’s a bigger pot stirrer than I am -, and I think he will add some wry humor to that race. At least my reaction when I heard he was running was to laugh. 🙂