Council candidate to notify police of graffiti-tagged yard signs

Monday, July 25, 2011 at 12:18pm

Three of Metro Council candidate Tanaka Vercher’s yard signs were tagged with graffiti recently, prompting her to plan to notify the Metro Police Department and the Davidson County Election Commission.

The vandalized signs, located off Piccadilly Row in the Antioch-area’s District 28, are scribbled with undecipherable script and what appears to be a peace symbol. Vercher said she’s been unable to contact the three different homeowners to alert them of their damaged signs.

“It’s really unfortunate,” Vercher said. “I take pride in being a candidate about staying focused on the issues of the Antioch area and moving that area forward. It’s unfortunate that I have to take time out to be concerned about vandalism of some signs.”

Vercher, who enjoys the support of Mayor Karl Dean, is challenging Metro Councilman Duane Dominy, one of Dean’s most vocal critics.

Vercher said she intends to contact Dominy to encourage him to stay positive in their race.

Dominy said he hadn’t seen the vandalized yard signs, nor did he know anything about the incident.

“I do know that there’s been graffiti in that area and vandalism in that area repeatedly by teenagers,” Dominy said. 

2 Comments on this post:

By: titansjoe on 7/25/11 at 12:50

Vercher must be getting desperate. It sounds like she is trying to say Dominy is not staying positive. But at the same time it seems she is giving off negative undertones. I guess she is learning dirty politics from the mayor.

By: govskeptic on 7/26/11 at 6:17

Every election we get these stories, some are serious but most are just to
get some publicity for the campaign. I often wonder if many of the more
minor cases aren't self created rather than an opponent or supporters causing
the problem! Often more coverage is given the candidate who the press is
favoring versus other cases!