Riley campaign sign defaced


William Cameron

A Jorge Riley campaign sign was defaced at the intersection of College Oak and Orange Grove.

John Ferrannini and John Ferrannini

A campaign sign advocating for Jorge Riley’s candidacy in Tuesday’s ASB Student Senate election was defaced on the intersection of College Oak Avenue and Orange Grove Avenue.

The words “homophobe” and “supported prop 8” and “embarrassed student govt.” were scribbled on the sign.

Riley was involved in 2008 in the controversial endorsement by the student government of Proposition 8, which banned gay marriages in California.

“That’s horrible,” Riley said. “I’m not a homophobe. I’m not afraid of homosexuals. It’s very hurtful.”

Riley’s opponent in the election, Tamara Dunning, said that the defacing of the sign was “childish.”

Elections results will be posted Friday at noon in the Center for Leadership and Development.