Candidate for Wichita City Council finds signs vandalized

A campaign sign for Joshua Blick was found vandalized Monday morning.
A campaign sign for Joshua Blick was found vandalized Monday morning.

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WICHITA, Kansas — One day before Wichita’s City Council election, fourth district candidate Joshua Blick says he woke up to vandalism.

Blick says it was just after 6 a.m. he noticed spray painted campaign signs in his and his neighbors’ yards, spray painted windows on his home as well as on his wife’s car.

Blick says the windshield on his car was likely smashed with a brick, and the vandals left behind a campaign sign for competitor Jeff Blubaugh.

A billboard near Maize and Kellogg for candidate Blick was also spray painted.

Today, both candidates say they’re trying to rise above the vandalism and deal with the issues facing people in their district.

“I’ve had hundreds of yard signs stolen, and it’s just one of these things that they’re little hurdles, but you have to keep focused and keep charging on and fighting for what you believe in,” said Blick.

“I would think that someone knows that’s just a backfire. Anyone trying to help my campaign, and then spray paint my name to attack his house, I just can’t imagine,” said Blubaugh.

In Sedgwick County, polls for Tuesday’s election open at 6 a.m. and will stay open until 7 p.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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