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Snyder on signature: I’m left-handed

Signature of Spokane City Councilman Jon Snyder. This one comes from a letter he signed on Nov. 26, 2013 to the CEO of Deaconess and Valley hospitals.
Signature of Spokane City Councilman Jon Snyder. This one comes from a letter he signed on Nov. 26, 2013 to the CEO of Deaconess and Valley hospitals.

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.



Jonathan Brunt
Jonathan Brunt joined The Spokesman-Review in 2004. He is the government editor. He previously was a reporter who covered Spokane City Hall, Spokane County government and public safety.

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