JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Campaign signs for Jackson City Council Ward 4 candidates have been damaged, but the candidates said the actions are motivating them to continue to run.
Jacqueline Amos’ signs were defaced and some are missing. She said people have come to her house, rung her doorbell and knocked on her door in the middle of the night. Amos said this doesn’t affect her campaign at all.
“I’m not going to stay focused on this when we still have folks with no water. The sign does not have a vote. So you just continue to knock on doors and ask people to vote” said Amos.
Out of the seven candidates running for this position, four said they have dealt with sign tampering.
Brian C. Grizzell said he has had all of his signs taken from South Drive in West Haven and Northside Drive at Sunset in Jackson. Grizzell added this isn’t his first time running and having signs vandalized is pretty common from his experiences.
Another candidate dealing with this issue is Larry Maurice Wilson. He said this isn’t a deterrent. Malcolm Dwight May said he’s noticed his signs missing as well.
The primary election for City Council is April 6th with runoffs on April 27th. The general election will be held June 8th.