39th District Candidate Urdan Speaks on Political Signs
Republican 39th District Candidate Bubba Urdan, alongside campaign staff and volunteers, carefully placed signs at local businesses across the District June 13, but by June 17, he said, signs had already been stolen.
Urdan has confirmed this week with Commerce officials that the signs were not removed by City officials, and is preparing the file the appropriate reports with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department.
Though it is not unusual for campaign signs to be stolen by opponents or those supporting them, it does not sit well with Urdan that his signs are missing, nor that his opponents may be in a similar position. Urdan is offering a reward to anyone that comes forward with information that ultimately leads to the arrest and conviction of any person involved in the theft of any political sign – including those of his opponents, both Democrat and Republican.
"We’d like to ask the residents of the 39th District to help us take the perpetrators of these crimes to task. I hope people will take the time to contact the campaign or their local police with any information about the theft of these signs or any tips so that we can work to have them arrested, and ultimately convicted," said campaign manager Ryan Fishman.
Urdan and his campaign staff are encouraging supporters, friends, neighbors, and any District residents to engage in a "See Something, Say Something" campaign to help prevent further crimes like these.
"If the average person knew the time, effort, and cost that goes into this type of campaign, they would probably be more empathic. That’s why I’m offering a $1,000 reward for the information leading to the conviction of any person stealing or destroying my campaign signs, or those of my opponents,"said Urdan.