Mark Gietzen is a candidate for the District 3 council seat for Wichita. He has also been arrested today on a bench warrant for outstanding driving offences, according to The Wichita Eagle. He was pulled over for “improper left turn.”
Gietzen has been a part of Operation Rescue and is well known for his anti-abortion activities. Operation Rescue also has a “truth truck” that drives around the town with pictures of aborted fetuses to try and offend as many people as possible. It is a large cargo truck with pictures covering the side. It says very little and relies on the emotional impact of the pictures. Some of us would like to know if Gietzen has been driving that truck, even though he had no proper driver’s license?
Gietzen's license was suspended on March 2 for failure to comply with a traffic citation. Among his many tickets are speeding: 45 mph in a 35 mph zone on July 11, 2010; 65 mph in a 50 mph zone on June 7, 2010; 40 mph in a 30 mph zone on July 24, 2009; and driving wrong way, wrong direction or in wrong lane May 1, 2010.
James Clendenin will challenge Gietzen in the general election. Between Gietzen’s bad driving record and his reputation for harassing abortion doctors and their patients, Clendenin should have no trouble beating his opponent.