To the editor:
A strange message in leadership is being sent by one of the candidates for District Court Judge. The county zoning ordinance places a few restrictions on political signs, related to number, size, consent of property owner, etc., with no limitations on “content.” Two candidates, Bill Kuster and Bob Bathalter have chosen to work within those restrictions. I understand that Mr. Kuster went so far as to cut the bottom off of several of his signs to bring them into compliance. The other candidate, Peter Newberry, is choosing to ignore the ordinances or regulations by refusing to remove the signs that are in violation and daring the zoning commission to take him to court. His signs are generally two to three times the legal limit of 12 square feet. It seems to me that a candidate for a judicial judge should want to comply with the law. After all, isn’t the job of a judicial judge to enforce the law? Choosing to abide by some laws we like and ignoring the ones we don’t will not pass the test. That is one of the many reasons I am voting for Charles “Bill” Kuster Jr. for district judge.