Van­dals tar­get may­oral can­di­date’s cam­paign signs

Van­dal­ism not de­ter­ring Manuel in race for mayor

Advertiser (Grand Falls) - - Front Page - BY SAMAN­THA GAR­DINER

Cam­paign signs are cov­er­ing Grand Falls-Wind­sor in an­tic­i­pa­tion of the upcoming mu­nic­i­pal elec­tion. Un­for­tu­nately for may­oral can­di­date Barry Manuel, it ap­pears some­one is tar­get­ing his signs with acts of van­dal­ism.

In re­cent weeks, some of Manuel’s signs have been stolen from prop­er­ties and de­stroyed. This past week­end, some­one went to the trou­ble of van­dal­iz­ing his signs by cut­ting Manuel’s face out, leav­ing a hole where his face would be.

“All I can say is, ob­vi­ously it’s dis­ap­point­ing to see that kind of stuff go on,” Manuel told the Ad­ver­tiser. “It’s also mo­ti­vat­ing for me to work harder on the cam­paign. I’m not going to be de­terred.”

Manuel says he has no sus­pi­cions of who the cul­prit might be, but he is con­vinced some­one is tar­get­ing his signs.

The van­dal­ism is not get­ting this can­di­date down, as he said he is more fo­cused than ever.

“I’m not going to con­cern my­self with it – I’m ob­vi­ously fo­cused on the cam­paign now and that’s the way I’ll con­tinue for the next two weeks,” he said.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Barry Manuel is run­ning for mayor in Grand Falls-Wind­sor. Many of his cam­paign signs have been tar­geted and van­dal­ized.

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