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SIGN PLACEMENT NOT A VITAL ISSUE

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I'm writing in defense of R. Todd Neilson.

On June 18, a letter by Drew Chamberlain attacked Neilson for blatantly ignoring laws concerning the placement of his campaign posters. Let's face it, he's not the only person running for office who has illegally placed signs. Is it Neilson's fault? Do you think Merrill Cook, Kelly Atkinson, Ross Anderson and others are out in the streets personally directing the placement of each sign? Their campaign managers are not even fully involved in the process. I am a volunteer for R. Todd Neilson's campaign and am more responsible than he is for misplaced signs.Unfortunately, my enthusiasm and excitement for the campaign lead me to place signs in questionable areas. I'm not alone in this category, I've seen illegal signs for several candidates. I hope such a petty and insignificant issue does not persuade voters away from any of the candidates. There are more important matters at stake.

Samuel S. Harkness

Salt Lake City