Sioux City political candidate signs are damaged and stolen
By Tia Heidebrecht, Chief Photographer - bio | email
Two political signs were missing, for Iowa House District 14 candidate, Republican Greg Grupp.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
Just 34 days until the election and Sioux City is seeing some apparent vandalism to political signs.
Tuesday night, around nine o'clock, northside resident, Jeff Bertness went to check his mail.
He says he noticed some of the mail was on the ground and two of his political signs were missing, for Iowa House District 14 candidate, Republican Greg Grupp.
Bertness says a neighbor's sign was also taken and his remaining sign had been bent over.
"It's the first time I've had a sign in my yard. Apparently a lot of signs have been around town and it's an infringement on my right to put what I want out. It's just kind of childish," Jeff Bertness, Grupp Supporter said.
Grupp says he and his democratic opponent, David Dawson have pledged to conduct a civil campaign.
Grupp says "This is not the work of my opponent. I think all candidates would like to see civility in this campaign. Isolated incidents like this do a disservice to the community."
Dawson says "I agree. These tactics have no place in politics and all the local candidates on the ballot this year are members of the Sioux City community and deserve our respect."
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