Andrae McGary Demands County Democrats Take Down Moses Freeman Sign Or Put Up His

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

City Councilman Andrae McGary said he is demanding that the County Democratic Party either take down political signs for opponent Moses Freeman or put up his signs at party headquarters at Main and Central.

He said the party website still lists that as the headquarters.

Paul Smith, party chairman, said Mr. Freeman leased the space for his District 8 campaign from owner David Harper at a time when the party did not have any contested elections and needed to save the rental costs.

He said at the time Councilman McGary was saying he was not going to run again, then he changed his mind.

Mr. Smith said Mr. McGary was allowed to use the party headquarters without charge for four months during his unsuccessful campaign for the state Senate.

Mr. Smith said the party has asked its webmaster to take that address off the website. He said party mail comes to a post office box.

He said the party held a recent executive meeting at the location, but he said future meetings will be held elsewhere.

Mr. Smith said the meeting "was suppose to be about an hour" and concerned reorganizing the party.  


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