TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Tippecanoe County Sheriff Candidate, John Woody Ricks said when it comes to signs, he feels there has been some poor sportsmanship.
Ricks posted photos of one of his signs on his Facebook page.
In the post, Ricks said his opponent, Jason Dombkowski's sign partially blocked his. The picture was taken along Veteran's Memorial Parkway.
Chief Dombkowski responded by saying dozens of volunteers have been helping put out signs, and his team has worked hard to get approval for every location.
"Dombkowski had two signs already there and I was very careful about the placement of my sign so that it did not interfere with the performance of his signs, but then to add a third sign and for it to be in the way there was just, I just thought it was poor," said Ricks.
"When I learned there was a possible issue with one of our signs, I had it taken down the same day I called Woody and left him a message letting him know, we are all gentlemen here and we never want to offend anyone," said Dombkowski.
Signs continue to pop up all over town as we inch closer to elections. News 18 looked into Tippecanoe County's rules regarding placement of signs.
Advertisements, realty signs, and political campaign ads can only be placed on private property.
They can not be within the public right-of-way for streets and highways. Highway staff will remove signs as part of their normal maintenance activities.
Recovered signs are taken to the Highway Garage at Brady Lane, where they can be picked up within 30 days of removal.
Signs on trees and utility poles within the right-of-way will also be taken down.
Questions regarding sign placement can be directed to the Tippecanoe County Highway Department.