Campaign Signs Vandalized
So much blood, sweat, and tears can go into preparing for a year long campaign in our city.
That's why two candidates running for sheriff are frustrated, watching their signs get vandalized, and want the tampering to stop.
A concerned citizen who asked not to be identified has seen vandals ruin campaign signs.
"I don't think it's right I mean if someone is going to win their going to win the way it comes to them," said the voter.
All around town campaign signs in the race for sheriff are being stolen, torn, or painted on.
both campaign sides are tired of the vandalism and would like it to stop.
Candidate for Webb County Sheriff, Rick Flores said, "I've been involved in politics a long time and I've never seen anything like this before, where its getting to the point people are going out of their way to damage or steal my signs and its effecting my campaign."
Martin Cuellar's campaign manager, Colin Strother said,"anytime you have someone breaking the rules or vandalizing signs it's really the voters who are harmed.
Candidate Rick Flores hopes police might make some stops to the disruption but understands that campaign sign vandalism is not a top priority.
"It's a minimal offense and they don't take it too serious and I don't blame them there are more serious offenses that warrant more attention," said Flores.
Campaign manager for Martin Cuellar, Colin Strother says, showing the community the repercussions of vandalizing the hard work that goes into a campaign might stop some of the vandals.
Strother said, "if there were an instance where the district attorney or municipal judge would make an example on someone who is known to have done this or is caught doing this it would send a message."
It's not just happening to Rick Flores and Sheriff Cuellar's campaign posters it's happening to other candidates around town reporting orlando garza pro 8 news."