Campaign signs taken down Wednesday

Signs must be removed 10 days after elections

Primary elections may be over, but the work has just begun for Leonard Jaramillo.

He and his crew now have the daunting task to remove most of the campaign signs that have decorated the Alamo City and surrounding areas over the last three months.

"(We) take care of the inconvenience for the whole county and take down the signs as quick as possible," said Jaramillo.

Jaramillo is hired by politicians to put up and take down signs for them during the campaign season.

It's his job to make sure the signs are always looking their best.

"We try to keep up with the signs all the time and maintain them and change them out when they're like that. We try to accommodate so the candidate looks his or her best," said Jaramillo.

Several hundred signs have been collected in just five hours Wednesday. Leo said by the end of the day 5,000 signs will have been taken down.

While Jaramillo takes down signs, South Side resident Jesus Tejada is continuing to enjoy his.  

He knows it's a prime spot for candidates who want great face time on the South Side. 

“We feel very strongly about supporting people that care for the community and do things that are good for us," said Tejada.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, campaign signs may be posted as early as 90 days before an election and must be removed within 10 days after the election. 

Jaramillo said once he's collected the signs, they either go back to the candidates or are recycled.

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