Maplewood mayoral candidate Barry Greenberg says he has no yard signs — limiting his campaign to walking the streets and handing out flyers.
Greenberg sent to 40 South for publication:
As a candidate for public office, having just experienced the most recent presidential election and the millions of dollars spent on (often misleading) campaign advertising, I have decided not to spend any money on yard signs or other advertising.
I have limited my campaigning to walking the streets, knocking on doors, handing out my informational flyers and talking with citizens about my qualifications and what is important to them. I also rely on the people I speak with to share their thoughts with their neighbors.
I have not accepted campaign contributions that have been offered nor have I in the last 14 years that I have served as an elected official. The money I would spend on the campaign can be better utilized for my proposed Senior Internet Café program or one of many other worthy causes.
It is my firm belief that money and advertising have reduced our electoral process to the point where an elected office can be bought and paid for by special interests and I prefer not to be part of that system.
I do appreciate everyone that showed up for League of Women Voters Mayoral Forum last week. What people saw was a cordial and informative exchange of ideas between Patrick Jugo and myself. This is more in line with the ideals that our country should be based on.