Yesterday, I asked readers to guess which Spokane leader uses this signature.
It belongs to City Councilman Jon Snyder. The above example comes from this letter.
Snyder claims the signature is simply a big J.
Me: "Is it a backward J?"
Snyder: "I'm left-handed."
He says the simplified signature is the result of laziness, not an attempt to make a statement. It's illegibility came in handy about 15 years ago, he said, when he was the target of identity thieves who forged his signature in a way that was legible.
Since it isn't likely to affixed to dollar bills any time soon, don't expect it to change.