A campaign mailer sent out by Allyson Cavaretta, a Republican running for state representative from York, has raised concerns among some residents about the appropriateness of several photos that were reproduced in the advertisement.
Cavaretta, who is seeking the District 3 House seat, said concern is misplaced, saying the photos depict “simply a candidate out in the community, listening to the feedback on what needs to be done and supporting the amazing community work happening right here in York.”
The mailer, sent out at the end of September, contains a picture of Cavaretta with a man who is holding a turtle, standing in front of a Center for Wildlife poster. Another photo shows her flanked by two men who belong to the Redshirts — an organization that supports the town’s two fire departments. It was taken at the village fire department field day and muster last August.
In a letter to the editor that appears in this week’s Weekly, Redshirt Charles Steedman takes umbrage with the photo. He said the organization is “totally apolitical” and does not endorse political candidates.
“The mailer is troubling since it could easily be interpreted as an endorsement,” he said.