For Immediate Release: September 13, 2012 Updated 9/24/12
Contact: Kristen Huyck (951) 266-6868
Jeffries Denounces Mass Theft of Campaign Signs
Offers reward for arrest of those responsible for organized attack on campaign
(Riverside, CA) First District Supervisor Candidate Kevin Jeffries today denounced a well-organized mass theft of his campaign signs that occurred last night:
"My hard-working volunteers and I are condemning last night's childish and criminally coordinated theft of numerous large Jeffries campaign signs, apparently conducted by opponents of my campaign.
Unlike the incumbent, who hires an Orange County firm to nail his signs to telephone poles and fences, all of my campaign signs have been installed by campaign volunteers working with property owners, making this attack personal to them and me.
Clearly the supporters of the 20 year incumbent are worried and desperate, as evidenced by this grand theft and vandalism of numerous campaign signs in a single, well-organized attack last night. In some cases, the thieves had to utilize ladders to cut down the signs from private property in the Temescal Valley, Lake Elsinore and Wildomar communities.
We call upon our opponent to also publicly denounce the criminal actions of his apparent supporters.
We have heard that there is surveillance video of at least one of the thefts. We will be cooperating with law enforcement in order to seek prosecution and restitution from those who organized and carried out this act of desperation, and we are offering a $250 reward for information that leads to the arrest of these criminals."
Witnesses can contact the Jeffries campaign at 951-678-4730.
9/24/12 Update: Our reward for the arrest will not only apply to Jeffries campaign signs - but will also apply to the anticipated future signs of my opponent. Any campaign sign theft is a criminal activity!
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Jeffries has been a resident of Riverside County for 41 years. He has been active in regional, local and non-profit organizations, serving 16 years as a locally elected water district Director, 2 years each as a Recreation & Parks Director and County Parks Advisory commissioner, 5 years as a Riverside County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) member and 29 years as a Riverside County Volunteer Firefighter. Jeffries served on numerous Chamber of Commerce and economic development committees and is currently President and partner of his investment firms. Jeffries is serving his final term in the California State Legislature representing a large portion of both Riverside County and the First Supervisorial District.