I must question the credibility of Judge candidate Stracener. Here is a man running for a judge’s seat and yet it appears to me that he is violating sign placement rules all over the county. I am particularly offended as I drive west on Highway 50 from Cambridge Road to see three signs all within about 15 feet of one another, on the right side of the highway approximately across from the entry to Holy Trinity Church. At least one, if not all of them, appears to be within the roadway rights of way where I believe it is not legal to place signs.
I have had the same questions from several friends as well. How is it that a man running for a position that is all about honesty and dealing out punishment to lawbreakers, feels he can just break laws throughout the county by placing signs on property that surely requires either landowner permission or county or State approval? Not to mention the eyesores created by the same signs in every darn direction. What blight on our beautiful roadsides!
I cannot recall Judges Wagoner, Phimister or Proud using such tactics. I am not an attorney and do not know the specific laws governing such sign placement but if they are placed in areas where permission is needed and it was not obtained, is that a crime? If yes, is that whom we want as a judge? I certainly do not. Sure wish this paper would have someone look into this.