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ELECTION: Vote on merit of candidates, not their sign

Letter by Jill M. Smith, Tacoma on July 30, 2010 at 12:04 pm with 2 Comments »
August 2, 2010 9:29 am

Norm, Jesse, Ken and Mark, I quickly scanned as I drove down North 26th Street. The proliferation of political campaign signs could mean only one thing — the arrival of the campaign season.

I pondered why Norm, Jesse and the others would feel the need to populate the narrow median with so many of their signs. Aren’t there more effective means to communicate with the voting public with less visual blight? Why do we need to be inundated with sign after sign after sign placed in every slight patch of earth?

I would challenge the candidates to eliminate the signs. I will be voting this fall after careful consideration of the merits of each candidate, not the name I read while driving down the street.

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  1. the3rdpigshouse says:

    Don’t forget the “Connie Ladenburg” sign every 10 feet on the main arterials thru Tacoma’s Eastside!! Remember “Connie” was the Tacoma City Council member who got term limited last time on the council – she initiated the initiative to extend the term for City Council members beyond eight years because – she couldn’t get anything done in “8 YEARS”!!!! The electorate fortunately saw thru that one and voted it down!

    OH YAH! – I remember Connie!! Why would I elect her to any gov’t position if she feels she can’t get anything done in “8 YEARS”??!!

  2. ldozy1234 says:

    Signs in peoples yards that they voluntarily chose to post .. that’s up to them… campaign trash up and down blighting every piece of roadway… uck.
    Next comes the accusations that opponent supporters have removed signs… then all the other numerous campaign games and then…………………………………….. the dreaded robocalls disturbing the peace at home!

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