WHOA, you would expect a seasoned councillor and mayoral hopeful to KNOW and FOLLOW the rules, no?
But Linda Hepner and her Surrey First seemed to have jumped the gun as they started erecting their election signs on Thursday – a day BEFORE what is permitted.
The City of Surrey’s political signs guideline states: “Installation: Signs may be erected after the close of the nomination period (October 10, 2014).”
That is, Friday.
One of our readers emailed this photo of a Surrey First team erecting this sign at King George Highway and 64th Avenue.
The VOICE phoned Hepner’s media contact and left a message. We have yet to receive a response.
When one of our readers approached the volunteers and told them that they were violating the guidelines, they arrogantly told him: “We are doing this for Surrey First – THEY are the law!”
AFTER The VOICE broke the story, CKNW’s Drez Live really ripped into Surrey First as they had Surrey First’s campaign manager insist they had WRITTEN PERMISSION from the City’s Chief Electoral Officer – while she told CKNW she DID NOT given any written permission:
How shameless can Surrey First get?
Can you trust mayoral candidate Linda Hepner or any Surrey First candidate?
And as CKNW noted, why have guidelines if you are NOT going to follow them?