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Jim and Jane called out 1 of our local news crews so they could tell their side of the story. We didn’t speak with them, they just took some footage of the house, talked to Jim and Jane and left. About 10 mins later another news crew from another station comes out. We ended up talking to them because I had to get my son off the bus and I did not want him being filmed or talked to. He is only 7 and I doubt they would have but I wasn’t taking the chance. They actually came out a total of 3 times yesterday and did a live new cast at 11. It was great!It ended up going fairly well. I really wish I could post the newscast because it was hysterical. It looked as though took all the anchors had not to bust out laughing on the TV. I think in the end Jim and Jane came out looking like a bunch of morons. All Jane had to say was, “It’s just an example and shows the lack of seriousness that he is applying towards this campaign.” Leave it to her to be the one to have something negative to say. I don’ know any of the personally but if they new my husband they would know this is something he is passionate about. He actually wants to help these town and not line his pockets and be a big shot.
We are calling my husband Howard in this story. I know tons of you already know his name but lol….I don’t really care if anyone see’s all of the names and places, I am just trying to be considerate. This is a copy from the news cast. I did add some additional quotes from the video that they did not include.
A xxxxx trustee candidate cut out tombstones and painted his opponents names’ on them.
A local candidate’s Halloween decorations are angering his opponents. One other candidate even says his family feels threatened. Howard is running for xxxxxxx trustee. He put his name in his front yard and all his opponents’ names as well. Howard debated how to mock his opponents for Halloween.
“I could have done skeletons but that’s kind of iffy.”
So instead the Republican candidate for township trustee, “Cut out tombstones and painted every body’s name. You can see down here is the date of the election when I bury my opponents.”
Independent Jim found his name on Trustee Hill Cemetery along with five other candidates.
The angry candidates met us across the street from their tombstones. While everyone spoke to us, the two sides were not speaking to each other, until Jim and Howard met for the first time. And so the two men reached a compromise, Howard painted over Jim’s name with an asterisk but left the rest of them.
Addressed to Jim and Jane, “Is it possible you guys are taking this to seriously?”, to which Jim replied, “Umm, no, I don’t think so. When my wife is upset about this and scared for her safety, my safety, no.” Howard says, “It’s all in good fun.”
Howard says it’s all in fun. But we did ask if voters should still take this first time candidate seriously, to which Howard replied, “This makes my kids happy, I don’t care what they think. That’s important to me, my kids are happy and they like it, I like it.”
We are told this is not the first time tombstones have gone up in the Howard’s yard for Halloween. We are told that last year, Howard’s wife put up tombstones with all the names of his ex-girlfriends on them.