Dear Ms. Silverstein,
I am a resident of District 1 and have observed that none of your campaign signs exhibit the notice required by the Texas Election Code, Chapter 15, Section 259.001(Subsection a): “IT IS A VIOLATION OF STATE LAW (CHAPTERS 392 AND 393, TRANSPORTATION CODE), TO PLACE THIS SIGN IN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF A HIGHWAY.”
Subsection (b) states that It is a Class C Misdemeanor if one “knowingly enters into a contract to print or make a political advertising sign that does not contain the notice required by Subsection (a); or instructs another person to place a political advertising sign that does not contain the notice required by Subsection (a).”
I see that your 30th-day campaign finance report indicates that you paid Vistago Print in Lago Vista, Texas $1,368.39 for yard signs.
Did you knowingly enter into a contract with Vistago Print to provide you with yard signs lacking the required notice, or did you knowingly instruct anyone to place signs lacking the required notice?
More importantly, how do you intend to rectify this violation?
On your campaign webpage you tout “nearly 20 years of government, non-profit, and business leadership” so I am surprised how you alone among the 17 candidates for City Council failed to comply with the Texas Election Code.
I look forward to your reply.
District 1 homeowner and taxpayer
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