A MANDURAH councillor claims he has been a victim of bullying and sabotage after his campaign signs were vandalised and his character was attacked on social media.
David Schumacher is up for re-election in Town ward and at the weekend discovered his signs had been vandalised.
The word ‘NO’ had been written on them and his face was crossed out.
“I have an ad budget of $2700,” he said.
“This stuff is really hurting me.”
Cr Schumacher’s signs were also vandalised during last year’s State Government election when he stood as an independent.
This is the second time he has been subject to criticism as he was under fire on social media after expressing displeasure that encumbent mayor Marina Vergone had endorsed council candidates.
Claims were subsequently made about Cr Schumacher’s financial status and political allegiances, claims he rebuffs.
“I support the person who will best represent myself and the community,” he said.
“It doesn’t matter what party they belong to.
“Does it hurt me? Bloody oath it does.
“Bullying is something we are trying to get out of school, but if adults are doing it, how can we expect kids not to?
“This is a local government election.”