Oh no! John So is stepping down…
Lord Mayor John So has announced that he will be ‘passing the baton’ and not contest for a third term in office. He is already the longest-running Melburnian Lord Mayor to date, and possibly one of the few Lord Mayors in the world who has attained cult status.
He is also best known for his odd, accented English and walking to meetings – one will often find the Lord Mayor brisk-walking across the CBD to a meeting. (On a sidenote: Why not you tell us about your experiences bumping into The Man?)
Candidates for the position have already been lining up… But no one else seem to be as interesting as to be able to equal the line ‘John So is my Bro’.
ABC News – Melbourne Mayor Steps Down: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/10/01/2379026.htm
Wikipedia – John So: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_So