In the last few weeks, San Jose City Hall fixture and failed District 9 candidate Jim Cogan‘s Facebook posts have jumped from the occasional cryptic message about being “tired of being sick and sick of being tired,” to a recent barrage of updates referencing ‘90s pop culture.
From Homer Simpson quotes to ruminations on “Reality Bites” and updates on changing his default ring tone to Chumbawamba’s “Tubthumping,” it seemed that JimCo suddenly had a lot of free time on his hands. Turns out that he does.
The former chief of staff for District 1 Councilman Pete Constant officially resigned his position at the end of October. Cogan spent the last decade of his life working his way up the ranks and preparing (expecting?) to nab a spot on the City Council. As he himself was never shy in letting anyone within earshot know, he was the youngest person ever to rise to a top staff position at City Hall.
Cogan was by all accounts surprised to be shut down by Don Rocha, another former council staffer, coming in a far third after evangelical activist Larry Pegram.
Cogan’s Facebook profile now says he is in the market for “a purpose greater than myself that also pays well.” Fly guesses that mixing Pete’s weight-loss shakes wasn’t a satisfying enough endeavor for Cogan anymore.