Campaign Signs

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There has been a good deal of press attention paid to the topic of campaign signs recently and a good deal of sentiment passed back and forth. It is important for you to know exactly where I stand on this topic.

Campaign signs are vital. No one gets elected without them. AND No one is immune from the rules governing their use. As such, you should know that I have never knowingly posted a campaign sign in violation of any of these five simple rules and I have moved any of my campaign signs that I later learned was inappropriately placed. You can rest assured that every place you see my signs I or a member of my campaign staff has personally received permission to place a sign.

I encourage any voter in Parker County to contact me if they believe they have observed one of my signs that is in violation of these rules. I will personally see to it that the matter is corrected.

Rules for Posting Campaign Signs

The rules for placing campaign signs are simple and easy to follow.

  • It is illegal to place any signs on or within the right of way. This includes posting signs on trees, telephone poles, traffic signs and other objects on the right of way.
  • Campaign signs along Texas roads can be placed on private property with the owner’s permission.
  • Signs must be made of lightweight material and be no larger than 50 square feet.
  • Campaign signs may be posted as early as 90 days before an election (no earlier) and must be removed within 10 days after the election.
  • Before placing a sign inside of incorporated city limits, check with the city for applicable ordinances.

Local Municipal Rule Updates:

      • Willow Park: The City of Willow Park has informed candidates that they have a municipal ordinance prohibiting campaign signs until thirty days before the primary, run-off, or general election. As such, no candidate should have a campaign sign displayed in Willow Park until April 29, 2012.

 

For additional information on sign placement, usage, and other ordinances: Texas Department of Transportation – Rules for Posting Campaign Signs