Just got a release from the Jason Flanary campaign in Fairfax, complaining that Dave Marsden has illegal campaign signage up. Jason is absolutely right- Fairfax allows signs for 75 days before an election and sells permits for that period. Right now, the only permit that Marsden would be eligible for since he doesn't have a contested primary is the 75 days before November 8th, meaning he could put signs up August 26th.
Voters hate these signs- even in the periods where they are legal to put up. Would be great to see Ray Morrogh make an example out of Marsden, Comstock and Merrick here.
Flanary release below:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011
Senator Dave Marsden Violates Fairfax County Law
Illegally posting campaign signs throughout Virginia’s 37th State Senate District
Centreville, VA – Friday, July 22, 2011 – Today, the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning confirmed Senator Dave Marsden is in direct violation of the Commonwealth’s Office of Elections’ regulations by posting campaign signs, while not participating in a Primary Election
“Dave Marsden believes election laws apply to everyone else but him. Last year he didn’t live in the district in which he was running and this year he’s illegally placing signs in around Fairfax County, more than one month before the law allows,” said Jason Flanary, Republican candidate for the State Senate. “When will Senator Dave Marsden learn that even he has to follow Virginia’s laws?”
The Department of Planning and Zoning confirmed that Marsden had not applied to post signs during a primary election, and that the signs posted throughout the 37th State Senate District displayed a permit number, #2110960140, that was issued solely for the purpose of the general election. August 25, 2011 is the start date in which candidates participating in a General Election may begin to post signs.