Ben Konop, we hardly knew ye.

Sadly, Democrat Lucas County Commissioner Ben Konop is leaving politics.

“I will not be seeking re-election in 2010,” Mr. Konop, a Democrat whose four-year term expires at year’s end, told The Blade in an exclusive interview.


Mr. Konop said his greatest regret as commissioner has been his inability to pass the college scholarship proposal. Critiquing his own performance, he said he regrets not building enough political coalitions to help propel his agenda. All too often, he went it alone.

In reality, I don’t know much of anything about Ben Konop’s political career, but his retirement does give me a chance to once again post this now famous video announcing his candidacy for office.

If you held your own in office nearly as well as you handled the heckler, then you done good, kid.

Good luck in your future endeavors.