John commented in response to my post below, addressing his party switch earlier this year. Interestingly, he noted that this has "always been a 5 year campaign" and plans to put his hat in the ring again next year:
I can tell you that I do not regret my switch for a single moment, I am extremely happy to be a Democrat and feel very welcomed in the party. I feel no different today than I did yesterday or a year ago; this has always been a 5 year campaign. Year one is over, there are four more to go. I have been a Democrat for 7 months and received close to 20% of the vote; imagine what is possible over the next 4 years. Thank you to all those that supported me, I will not be going anywhere.
First, John -- wherever you are getting your Election Hangover pills, please send me some.
Second, I think a lot of people would like to see John stay on the political scene. Many have suggested that he run for a "smaller office", but he has served on his Village Board, and I don't think the Board of Education should be viewed as the minor leagues for other offices (*cough* Walker *cough* Meshkin). John is going to have to hustle to find himself on par with Liz Bobo in the Dem stratosphere, especially while openly acknowledging that he plans to run against her, should she go for another term. Liz went to Ulman HQ last night to "rejoin the fam." Due to her influence, local Dems are going to welcome her to the race to November. Where does that leave John?
Either way, I look forward to having him around for the next five years.