A first-time politician would typically be happy to latch onto a more seasoned veteran for support, so it is a bit interesting that GOP clerk candidate Zach Bonahoom appears to be distancing himself from Republican mayoral nominee Paula Hughes.
Bonahoom’s campaign has produced a mail piece that reads, “No matter who you support for mayor, there is only one clear choice for city clerk.”
The piece includes a picture featuring three political signs: a Bonahoom for clerk sign in the middle with a Tom Henry for Mayor sign on the left and a Paula Hughes for mayor sign on the right. The Bonahoom sign is in color while the other two are in black and white.
Bonahoom said he thinks the mailer is a good strategy for him because he has met many people in his campaigning that seem to be torn as to which mayoral candidate to support. He wanted to make sure those voters know that his race is separate from either mayoral candidate. He said he isn’t trying to discourage people from supporting Hughes, who he supports.
“What I bring to the table is completely unique from both mayoral candidates,” he said.
Bonahoom faces Democrat Clerk Sandy Kennedy in next week’s race.