Campaign Posters from Yarmouth Selectmen Race May Not Be Placed Out During This Years Election

YARMOUTH-  Some candidates vying for the open seats on the Yarmouth Select Board have decided that in the wake of the shooting death of Sergeant Sean Gannon, they would not place campaign signs around the Cape.

Erik Tolley is the incumbent for the Yarmouth town seat and says “I decided that as long as blue bows and ribbons lined the streets of Yarmouth, that my campaign signs would not.”

After Tolley announced that he would not post signs, challenger and current Housing Authority Commissioner Joseph Glynn also announced that he would not place signs out, and would not give out thousands of pre-made flyers supporting his bid.

Incumbent runner Norm Holcomb on the other hand said that he has already spoken with his supporters, and plans to place up signs, directing no dis-respect to the Gannon family.

Holcomb says “I respect Eric, and I think that his decision is a personal decision, and is based on his best feelings, and I respect that…. We have a serious issue in Yarmouth with very low voter turnout….. I think that it’s important to draw people out to our elections.”

Challenger Joshua Richards says that he agrees with Tolley’s idea.

Sergeant Gannon was shot and killed by a gunman in Marston’s Mills while serving a search warrant a few weeks ago.

Story By: John Bondarek- Cape News Center
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