Local Candidates Fixing Campaign Signs

Sep 13, 2010

Paducah, KY – Some candidates running in McCracken County are scrambling to fix campaign signs. Signs for McCracken County Clerk write-in candidate Becky Bowers and Second District state Senate candidate Rex Smith do not comply with state election laws because they don't clearly identify who paid for them. The Paducah Sun reports signs for Clerk write-in candidate Mark Kidd and Clerk incumbent Jeff Jerrell were also out of compliance, but the candidates have added stickers including disclaimers. Bowers' signs listed her campaign's treasurer, but election officials say when disclaimers list only the treasurer; it remains unclear to voters who is responsible. If an investigation finds a candidate willfully violated the law, they could be removed from office.