Alaska House campaign accuses Houston city official of “abuse of power” for taking down campaign signWednesday, October 12, 2016
One of the candidates for House District 10 has accused a Houston city official of an “abuse of power” after the removal of a campaign sign along the Parks Highway. KTNA’s Phillip Manning has more:
On Tuesday, the campaign of Patricia Faye-Brazel said Houston Deputy Mayor Lance Wilson abused his power as an elected official by removing a four-foot-by-four-foot campaign sign from near the intersection of King Arthur Drive and the Parks Highway in Houston. The seat Patricia Faye-Brazel is running for spans from Northern Wasilla to the Upper Valley.
For his part, Deputy Mayor Wilson says he did remove the sign on Saturday morning. Both he and the campaign say there were conversations earlier in the week regarding the sign’s legality. While posting signs in the Alaska Department of Transportation’s right of way is not allowed, political campaign signs often end up there, and it’s normally not an issue unless one blocks visibility. Wilson says this one did.