This troubling statement was released from Team Huber this evening regarding sign vandalism:
Unfortunately, the negative side of the campaign season has reared its ugly head, and we need your help. Over the last 24 hours we have had five of our large campaign signs stolen and as many have been knocked down and vandalized.
We need your help to be the eyes and ears of the campaign. If you have any information or see anything suspicious regarding campaign signs, please let us know ASAP so that we can assist the police with their investigation. In addition, please let us know if you see any signs vandalized or missing.
A lot of money, time and effort goes into putting up these signs. Your help in preventing future thefts/vandalism is greatly appreciated.
Frankly, I find this practice disgusting. I was a volunteer on a campaign for an underdog in an election and when you are a single person putting up signs, every last one of them means something important to you. To have even one of them stolen or damaged feels like a personal assault.
The time and the cost involved to put these signs up throughout the city represent a significant effort by passionate volunteers. It’s my belief that if you take the time to read this blog it’s because you appreciate the political process and that you do not participate in vandalism.
UPDATE: I requested a comment from the Steve Sojka for Mayor Campaign on this incident and received a reply from Councilman Sojka directly.
Being on vacation, I was unaware of this incident and I thank you for bringing it to my attention. I personally take this very seriously. We recently issued a statement to our supporters to respect our opponent’s signs as follows:
“Just a friendly reminder to all our Team Sojka supporters… as campaign season kicks into high gear, please remember that tampering with our opponent’s signs is illegal and will not be tolerated by the Sojka for Mayor campaign.”