September 7, 2007
Forty-six candidates for office in
Mecklenburg County have signed pledge forms - a commitment to remove their campaign signs after the primary and general elections.
Forty-six candidates for office in have signed pledge forms - a commitment to remove their campaign signs after the primary and general elections.
While campaign sign regulations vary depending on the city or town, the signs often become unsightly litter after an election. Mecklenburg County and
Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful solicited commitments from candidates, asking them to remove their signs within a designated time period after ballots are cast and the campaigning is finished.
The following candidates have signed the forms:
Ted H. Biggers Jr.
Libby Boyd Boatwright
David B. Cress
Melissa Rogers Davis
Carl M. Mickey Ellington
George C. Fowler
William E. Jackson Jr.
Nancy R. LaFond
John W. Lassiter
Geraldine (Jerry) Mudge
Edwin B. Peacock III
Lynette D. Rinker
Ian D. Robb
David L. Romero
The primary election will be held September 11; the general election November 6. By signing the forms, candidates have promised to remove their signs by September 18 for the primary election and by November 13 for the general election. Campaign signs for candidates not running in the general election should be removed after the primary.
Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc. Its primary focus is the County's unincorporated areas and towns of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville. The organization conducts an annual litter index and works to engage the community to take greater responsibility for their environment.
To learn more about Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful and litter prevention in Mecklenburg County, visit the Web site