It was my intention to get past the Brooklyn Park mayoral primary without making comment about the candidates. But in recent days one candidate, the perennial candidate (in both Brooklyn Park and Detroit) Boyd Morson, has been so unethical in his candidacy I could no longer stay silent.
He is without ethics. And if you see what he continues to do here (things he's done every time he's run here so he knows the law), along with the incredibly unbelievable (but backed up by letters and public documents) lawlessness you'll see at BoydMorson.com, you will wonder not only how he keeps running but does so with a straight face.
The fact is, he's a man desperate for the taste of power. He is willing to do anything, to tell you absolutely anything to get your vote. He bullies people for sign locations. He puts campaign literature on mailboxes (against the law). He puts signs on fences, violating Brooklyn Park ordinances.
Don't believe me? Here's the USPS code on mailboxes:
3.1.3 Use for Mail
Except under 3.2.11, the receptacles described in 3.1.1 may be used only for matter bearing postage. Other than as permitted by 3.2.10, or 3.2.11, no part of a mail receptacle may be used to deliver any matter not bearing postage, including items or matter placed upon, supported by, attached to, hung from, or inserted into a mail receptacle. Any mailable matter not bearing postage and found as described above is subject to the same postage as would be paid if it were carried by mail.
I very much encourage you to visit BoydMorson.com and read through the documents. There you will find the following:
Boyd Morson attempted to take the state registration of the legal name of a nonprofit organization, the League of Human Rights Commissions.
Boyd Morson showed up at the League's bank, represented himself (according to the bank) as their new "president" and demanded to be added as a new "authorized signer" on the account. He wasn't their President, never had been.
Boyd Morson filed a mail forwarding request for the Leagues mail to be forwarded to his sisters address in Minneapolis. This was done without the knowledge of the League or it's board.
Boyd Morson was removed from the board of that organization for malfeasance.
Boyd Morson was arrested for "Theft by Misrepresentation", a warrant for his arrest was executed upon a traffic stop in 2001.
All the documents and letters are at that website. It is so important for people to know what kind of, in my opinion, con man he is. I use that term very carefully and knowing the weight of the term but do so with the knowledge of what he's all about.
He's run for city council in Brooklyn Park several times and in between ran for the same office in Detroit. Where does he really live?
Where does he work? If you ask him and if you get an answer, I'd love to know. I've been asking for years and he's refused to tell anyone.
How does a man who lives in a house once valued at upwards of $450,000 not be able to pay his property taxes or water bill? He's had those troubles in the past several years. Public data.
He makes a big deal of something called being a "Navy Honorman". It's like being the MVP for a month in boot camp, thirty plus years ago. When it comes to being mayor, it's 100% irrelevant.
For the first time this year he's claiming to be a "disabled Vet". Please ask him to verify this.
His homeowners association has filed a lien against his property for non-payment of homeowner association dues. They had once filed a police report about Morson attempting the same thing with their registered name at the Secretary of State's office as he did with the League. The man has no shame.
He's been a faithful Democrat all these years, a leader in the local Brooklyn Park DFL, but suddenly, because it's popular and he thinks it will get him votes, he's against Light Rail down West Broadway. He is a political opportunist. Do not believe him.
The man wants to be the Mayor of our city and in a mayor we expect someone who will obey the law, who will revere the law and cherish it and it's history. In Boyd Morson we have a man who thinks the law is something to skate by, to skirt in order to get power. If elected you will see such disfunction on our city council nothing will get done. It would send us back twenty years on the progress we've made on bringing new jobs and business to our city.
He is wrong for our city. If you cherish the city we are and the progress we're making, please do not be fooled by this guy.