We are very much interested in knowing what our readers think of a campaign flier sent out by county commissioner candidate Pct. 3, Richard Rozier, that makes use of a Getty Images’ stock photograph of some potholes.
The Sun has not heard back from Getty Images as to where/when the stock photo was taken but did find its prior use in a story by an online Maine-based media outlet that was published in February of 2019 (last year).
Rozier’s flier bears the header, “As county commissioner Richard Rozier will fix our county roads & bridges.”
In response to a Sun query about his use of a stock image as opposed to taking a photo of an actual pothole on a Precinct 3 road, Rozier said the stock photo he used wasn’t intended to be a representation of the roads in Precinct 3.
He said the flier’s intended message was that he would “make roads a priority.”
What are your thoughts on this and other campaign advertising? Stock photos or actual photos? All’s fair in politics? Are there actual potholes in Precinct 3?
Please send an email or drop your letter off at the Sun offices, 200 N. Rogers St., Suite B, with your thoughts. We’d love to hear them!
The Waxahachie Sun