In 2013, Jonathan ran as an official candidate in the race for Atlanta City Council. As an early entrant to the race, Jon established himself as an outsider with a bold vision for implementing major changes in the law-making process.
Jon promised to deliver a system of government that bestows legislative authority upon city residents, rather than on elected representatives. This proposed style of governence, known as Direct
Democracy, was powered by a web-based interface that would enable citizens to cast votes on city initiatives via smartphone, telephone, and an online website Jon built called ADDI (Atlanta Direct Democracy Interface).
If elected, Jonathan would have made Atlanta the first city in America to operate a direct democracy.