HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — Vandals caused about $300 worth of damage at the Ottawa County Republican Party office in Hudsonville, a spokesperson said.
Keith den Hollander, the interim chairman and vice chairman for Ottawa County GOP, told News 8 the vandalism happened sometime between 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
He said they received reports from supporters letting them know about the vandalism.
“(We) came out and found that all of the signs had been hacked to pieces, our building had been vandalized, our permanent sign on the outside of the building had been torn up,” he said. “Really disappointed to see this.”
He said $300 worth of yard signs and GOP signs were damaged.
A campaign sign for Tudor Dixon, the Michigan GOP gubernatorial candidate, was particularly mutilated, den Hollander noted. Dixon, whose running mate is former state Rep. Shane Hernandez, will face Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in November.
A News 8 crew on scene saw signs that had cuts in them. Some had holes in the middle.
A police report has been filed, the interim chairman said.