Sign Wars: Political Yard Signs Disappearing Across San AngeloOpinion
SAN ANGELO, TX -- With the political season heating up and the Nov. 6 election a month away, candidates and their campaigns are experiencing yard signs disappearing across San Angelo.
Yard signs seem to disappear during every political election cycle and it’s easy to blame the competition; Republicans blame Democrats and Democrats blame Republicans.
Sometimes, it’s just the kids down the street.
Tom Green County Democratic Party Chairman David Currie says Democrats have seen Beto O’Rourke signs disappearing in the College Hills area particularly.
He asks that whoever is taking the signs to stop.
Tom Green County Republican Party Chairman Jeff Betty agrees. “We should all be more mature than this. Stealing political yard signs is juvenile.” And they are expensive.
Currie says he also had an inexperienced crew install roadside signs on Loop 306 and they were placed in front of signs for Republicans.
Betty called Currie and requested the signs be moved and Currie complied.
Whatever your political persuasion, candidates and campaigns ask that we all remember that campaigning is hard work and damaging or stealing campaign signs make it even harder.
Support your candidate, but have the common courtesy to let others support theirs as well.