Jonathon Leathers attended UC Davis from 2003 until graduating in 2007. He became President of the Davis College Green Party in his first year at UC Davis and remained President until he graduated. Off campus he served as the Chair of the County Council of the Green Party of Yolo County while living in Davis.
Jonathon Leathers unsuccessfully ran for ASUCD Senate twice. His first campaign was in the Fall 2004 ASUCD Election on the SOSSS slate where he fell 42 votes short of being elected. He ran again, this time as an independent, in the Winter 2005 ASUCD Election. Following the Winter election he was appointed as the Chair of the ASUCD Elections Committee and held that position for two consecutive years: 2005-2006 and 2006-2007. Jonathon was a supporter of Choice Voting in ASUCD elections and even wrote the Countback Amendment to utilize election data for filing Senate vacancies. During his time in ASUCD, Jonathon was involved in a number of controversial situations. These are just a few:
- Fall 2005 ASUCD Election/Unqualified Candidates Scandal
- Fall 2005 ASUCD Election/Turnout Controversy
- Election Statement Controversy
In 2007, Jonathon Leathers left Davis and moved to Portland, Oregon. He currently lives in Vancouver, B.C.