CCRP officials state that there have been eye-witness accounts of four vehicles with 8-10 people that jump out to remove signs and replace them
During each election season, candidates from each of the main political parties report theft and vandalism of their political signs. In recent weeks, officials with the Clark County Republican Party (CCRP) state that the abuse is even worse than most election seasons.
As a result, CCRP officials request assistance from area citizens to help identify and stop the theft and vandalism of their candidates’ campaign signs. In many locations throughout Clark County, election signs for conservative and non-partisan candidates have been stolen or vandalized and replaced by a cluster of signs for Democrat-supported candidates, according to CCRP officials.
Specifically, Tiffany Smiley, Joe Kent, Stephanie McClintock, Park Llafet, and Jeremy Baker signs, as well as some non-partisan position signs for Brett Simpson, Rey Reynolds, Michelle Belkot, Don Benton, and Nancy Barnes, have been removed or damaged. They have been replaced with signs for candidates running against them.
“I have either repaired or replaced it (a Rey Reynold’s sign) 10 times, and the Horch sign 50 feet away has never been touched. Not once!” says volunteer Mike Kersey.
“This is not a democratic process for the elections, and I hope the Democrat Party has nothing to do with this,” said CCRP Chairman Joel Mattila. “The pattern of these crimes is suspicious and has cost our candidates a great deal in funds and time to replace their signs.”
CCRP officials state that there have been eye-witness accounts of four vehicles with 8-10 people that jump out to remove signs and replace them.
If you have any information, CCRP officials ask that you get in touch with your local police or the Clark County Sheriff’s Office at (564) 397-2211. The mid-term General Election is Tue., Nov. 8. Ballots were mailed out Friday (Oct. 21). CCRP encourages area voters to place their ballots in ballot boxes. Find a close location at: Clark.wa.gov/elections/ballot-deposit-locations.
- Opinion: Fact Check: Will making WA Cares optional force seniors into poverty?Elizabeth Hovde states that state lawmakers should repeal WA Cares or offer a repeal alternative to voters so the state doesn’t have to experience the fiscal impacts of managing a WA Cares with little chance of paying its way.
- Public hearings on initiatives reveal legislative Democrats’ disdain for votersPublic hearings on three of the Six Initiatives to Fix What’s Broken in Washington were held at the State Capitol this week.
- State basketball Friday consolation: Skyview wins a thriller to reach trophy gameSkyview and Seton Catholic boys basketball teams will be playing in trophy games Saturday at state tournaments; Columbia River girls and Columbia Adventist Academy boys lose in elimination games.
- State basketball Thursday: Camas cruises in quarterfinals, with help from everyoneThe Camas girls basketball team had no problems in the state quarterfinals Thursday, rolling past Tahoma en route to the Class 4A state semifinals.
- Seattle area maximum toll rates to increase 50 percent – a cautionary tale for Portland-area tollingFollowing many months of discussion and mostly negative public input, the Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) approved “phase one” of toll rate increases at their January 29 meeting.
- State basketball Thursday: Skyview boys fall in quarterfinalsDemaree Collins scored 31 points Thursday night for the Skyview Storm, but the Davis Pirates got the job done down the stretch for a six-point victory in the Class 4A boys basketball state quarterfinals.
- State basketball Thursday: Clark County small schools lose in quarterfinalsSeton Catholic and Columbia Adventist Academy boys, and Columbia River girls lost Thursday in the elite eight of their respective tournaments.