Chandler police are recommending that city prosecutors charge state Sen. John Huppenthal (R Dist.20) with two misdemeanor counts of theft and cutting down a campaign sign critical of him.
Democrats are calling his actions in pulling out a sign critical of him and his ensuing confrontation with a 78-year-old Democrat activist on Election Day, “incredibly disturbing.”
The woman, Ruth Levin, claims he forcefully yanked the sign out of her hands, a charge he denies. Huppenthal says he had permission to remove the sign, which he contends contained lies about him.
Sen. Huppenthal has won reelection for the past 16 years, and beat his Democratic challenger Ted Maish 56.2% to 43.8% on November 4th.
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