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October 13, 2013
Salem News

Thorns for misleading political signs. Case in point: Jerry Wolford, a former Salem mayor, is also a former Perry Township trustee. He is running for a township trustee seat in the upcoming election. His signs read: "Re-elect:" etc. Most would interpret that specific wording of the sign language to indicate that candidate Wolford is running as an incumbent and not a former trustee. There is a difference. By state law that is permissible. So give Mr. Wolford props - and some roses too - for having the savvy to realize and confirm that through the state. But it is at least somewhat misleading? Will it impact either way what is the most interesting race on the ballot??Won't really be able to tell. We endorsed Mr. Wolford when he last ran for Salem mayor. We recently ran a letter to the editor of his. We've always had a pretty good relationship with him. But from here the sign language is - if nothing else - bad form.



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