Our family has lived in Bonney Lake for 44 years. I haven’t put up a political sign since my uncle, Floyd Hicks, was running for office in the 1960s and 1970s. He was a Superior Court judge, state Supreme Court justice and U.S. congressman. His personality was a mixture of hard worker, independent thinker and a strong sense of caring for the people of the 6th District.
This year Toni Froehling is running for Superior Court judge in Department 12. He has demonstrated many of the good characteristics of my uncle during the more than 30 years I have known him. I felt it was important to put up political signs and support him in Bonney Lake.
Within eight days all the political signs that I put up were gone. I found them behind the Bonney Lake Work Center shed at city hall. Froehlingi’s signs were among a collection of about 75 other political and business signs.
I find the position of Bonney Lake regarding signs as odd when contrasted with the many political signs I see displayed in Puyallup and Sumner.