When he started blogging, Jon Easter just hoped a few friends would be able to read his thoughts on politics and life. Nearly 375,000 page views and over 1,500 posts later, Jon's Indy Democrat Blog has become the only regularly-updating blog from the left side of the political spectrum in the Indianapolis area and one of the best political blogs in Indiana. Jon's posts have gone national on websites like the Huffington Post, and the Indy Democrat Blog was nominated for the Fix's Best State Political Blogs by its readers last year.
Jon has a wide-ranging resume of experiences serving as the President of several organizations, statewide and local. He currently is the president of a neighborhood group and recently finished a four-year stint as the president of a political club. Jon serves on the Decatur Township Civilian Fire Merit Commission as Secretary, and he is a past precinct committeeperson and ward chairperson for the Marion County Democratic Party. In 2008, he was an unsuccessful candidate for township office. Jon is a two-time delegate to the Indiana State Democratic Convention.