A unique way to limit the visibility of campaign signs…

…with bales of hay.

Two candidates running for public office say they are unhappy with the way the City of Stockbridge has allegedly treated their campaign signs. Mark Alarcon, who is seeking a city council seat, and Lee Stuart, who is challenging incumbent Mayor R.G. Kelley, both said city officials have deliberately obscured their signs. Both signs are posted behind City Hall, located at 4640 North Henry Boulevard, next to Stockbridge Florist and Gifts. Alarcon said he put his sign up on Oct. 17, the day before City Hall held an open house. He said he passed by the sign later, and personally witnessed city employees stacking 25 bales of hay around his sign. “I had my sign up in a particular corner, very visible,” said Alarcon. “About two hours later, I went by [again], and they had acquired another 15 bales of hay. I knew that was intentional.” Stuart said he put his sign up next to Alarcon’s on Oct. 27, despite the hay stacked high around the perimeter, because he and Alarcon are campaigning together. “We’re running as a coalition,” said Stuart.

This may be a “coalition” we can do without if they can’t show any adaptability to deal with the menace that is represented by bundles of dried grass.

7 comments

  1. luckykate says:

    Go to WSBTV and you will see that the story was not that the opponents were messing with the signs. The story was that Rudy Kelley used City Employees, City Trucks on a Saturday to place these bales of hay as an obstruction of visibility. Why should the Tax Payers of Stockbridge foot the bill for Rudy Kelley’s Campaign. The Henry Herald totally missed the story.

  2. Doug Deal says:

    Of course the point that these were CITY EMPLOYEES is lost on you.

    Shall we guess as to the race of the parties involved, since you bothered to post about this?

  3. gatormathis says:

    ….it’s actually kinda like “heads versus tails”………

    …if somebody has the “grass roots” effort going on……then another candidate might decide to just use the “grass”…….hence the hay being the grass above the roots………

    …rock, paper, scissors meet grassroots blocked by……grass……

    ……carry on with it……

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