In the race for the 159th Legislative District, political information source Vote-USA.org has changed its website as a result of a story in last week’s Spirit, but the change is still not totally accurate and no one from the website organization has returned a reporter’s emailed attempt for comment.
For months, the website that touts itself as “an educational starting point for voters” featured a picture of outgoing Democratic state Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland and identified him as his nephew, Brian, who is actually running for the seat to succeed his uncle.
The site also features a link that goes to the senior Kirkland’s official state government webpage.
After The Spirit’s article last week, the site posted Brian Kirkland’s picture but still has little information about him other than his picture, age, social media page and additional political information source. Detailed information about him offered by the site is actually all biographical information about his uncle who, after 24 years, is not running because he is now the mayor of Chester.
Kirkland, who has run his uncle’s Marcus Hook district office as a director of constituent affairs, is a first-time candidate challenging two-time Republican contender for the seat, Upland Mayor Michael Ciach.