Saturday, March 19, 2011

Will bad driving stop Mark Gietzen -winning a seat on Wichita’s City Council?


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.


Anonymous said...

It's interesting the top of the page says you are against mis-use of power, so where is your endorsement of Mark Gietzen? That's 99% of his platform, (stopping TIFs and CIDs). The abortion truck is sick to look at, but isn't it reality (why hide reality?). So he got a couple of tickets, and missed traffic court once, a mistake for sure but lets not blow it out of proportion.

Anonymous said...

Mark Gietzen belongs in prison.

Salamander 奥托 said...

The Truth truck is not all that truthful. Gietzen is incompetent.

laxman said...

Here's an app that lets you vent your road rage and rate bad drivers online