By now you’ve probably heard that Missoula Mayor John Engen is being challenged by Lisa Triepke.
Triepke’s campaign has been mired in controversies of late. Some involving social media and some involving her campaign surrogate Wes Spiker.
From the Missoula Current on October 4th: Missoula mayoral candidate removes Facebook post after questions about racist overtones
From the Missoula Independent on September 21st: Lisa Triepke campaign surrogate Wes Spiker goes off script
Wes Spiker: “Transients don’t do anything except kill each other and rape people and scare the hell out of people from having their kids go to school here.” via Missoula Independent
Lisa Triepke: “I just thought he raised some really good points.”
Lisa Triepke on the issues:
from her website – Homelessness/Panhandling
I would like to preface these issues by recognizing that many people facing homelessness in Missoula do not panhandle.
First and foremost, we need to make sure our downtown and neighborhoods are safe to work, play and live in. We can be respectful and empathetic while working to address concerns. The fact is though, we have business owners who are afraid to walk in and out of their businesses and often have to walk over urine, vomit or worse.
Now, here are some previously unseen posts from Mr. Spiker’s Facebook Page:
Does Lisa Triepke still think that her campaign surrogate Wes Spiker has “some really good points”?
More from Wes Spiker’s Facebook page:
Link to this Wes Spiker post:
And some more very upsetting posts from Wes Spiker’s Facebook Page: