Tri-Cities Candidates Must Take Down Signs Now That The Election Is Over
KENNEWICK, Wash. - Some are happy while others are disappointed but many of the candidates who ran in the 2008 election are glad it's over, but city leaders throughout the Tri-Cities said there is still one more thing they have to take care of.
It's taking down their political signs.
Leo Bowman won Tuesday night and will remain one of the Benton County Commissioners.
He said he had been up since six o'clock Wednesday morning taking almost 200 signs down.
He said it is a big relief the election is over and said it is a challenge to make sure all the signs are down.
He carried around a list of places where he knew they were located and asked for help from people in the community.
Bowman said, "If somebody sees a sign in a couple of days and it is there all by itself let me know. I'm in the book. Give me a call because I don't want them out there. We need to get them picked up, get them put away, get them stored so they are off the streets."
Laws in Kennewick, Richland and Pasco require the former candidates to take down their signs.
The candidates have 10 days to take them down in Pasco and Richland.
They have 7 days in Kennewick.
In Pasco, city leaders said private homeowners are responsible for their own signs and Richland leaders said there is no regulations for homeowners.
If the signs are not removed candidates could possibly face fines and penalties but a number of city leaders told KNDU it is not usually a problem.