Jon Pelto has taken the first steps towards running for Governor of Connecticut. He has formed an exploratory committee to determine strategy and a course of action. If you want to help Jon, the information is available in this post.

In a democracy, anyone should be able to run for office, but the process is so cumbersome and expensive that it discourages those like Jon who don’t have access to vast wealth.

Jon is running in large part to demand that the government of Connecticut strengthen and protect the public schools for which it is responsible. His campaign is a protest against Governor Malloy’s favoritism towards charter schools and his antagonism towards the state’s educators. Jon wants a great public school system for all children, not a dual school system of publicly funded schools, one funded and controlled by the people, the other funded by the public but free to choose its students and run by a private, unaccountable board.