Sign Swiping Issue Stirs Up Race Before Election Day

Michael Peck, a candidate in the Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Republican Primary race, apologized to one of his challengers, Andy Berger, for removing two of Berger’s campaign signs from a yard in La Grange last week.

Berger told the Record last Wednesday, Feb. 28, that he filed a complaint with La Grange Police after discovering evidence of someone taking his signs from a yard at the corner of Jefferson St. and Cedar St. Berger shared that evidence with police and the Record, but he did not wish to share it publicly.

In a phone call with the Record on Friday, Peck admitted to taking the signs.

“I’m not a liar,” said Peck, an attorney who lives near La Grange and practices law in Flatonia. “I fess up, I man up.”

The yard where the incident took place contained signs from Peck and Berger, along with signs from candidates in other election races. Peck said he noticed two of his signs were missing from the yard last week and that two of Berger’s signs had taken their place. Peck said he removed Berger’s signs because he thought Berger had taken his signs.

“I was mistaken,” Peck said.

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