I’m currently serving as a Bainbridge Island city councilmember and mayor, having been chosen almost two years ago by the other council members to serve as mayor, and am running for re-election this year. After careful deliberation, my campaign cabinet and I agreed on a significant re-election policy choice.
During the course of this re-election, my campaign will not put up any political signs by roads or in public spaces.
While we appreciate that this could have some negative effect on our visibility during this election cycle, we believe it is a time to put principles into practice. I do not just talk about climate change; I act in accordance with that belief.
Those signs are a waste of resources and ultimately just more useless material for our landfills, not to mention eyesores on our pastoral island. While my campaign will not litter our roadways and public spaces with signs, if a supporter of my campaign wants to put up a sign in their own yard, we will give them one.
I ask the other candidates running in the August primary and November general elections to consider this matter carefully. Details about signs and my campaign are at www.re-electkolmedina.com.